CABINET OFFICE – VOTER REGISTRATION – 8 June 2016
Dr Julian Lewis: Even before the failure of the electronic system we heard that thousands of polling cards had been sent inappropriately to people who do not qualify to vote. Given the great strain on the system caused by the surge, will the Minister explain exactly how that sort of mistake will not be made again?
[The Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General (Matthew Hancock): That was an identified software fault, which has now been fixed. The Electoral Commission brought it to the public’s attention. It has been addressed and lessons have been learned.]