General Election 2019
Analysis: Voter registration spike could make election unpredictable
With potentially millions of new voters entering the electoral system, traditional political punditry may struggle to predict the election
IN THE PERIOD between the General Election’s announcement on 29 October and the registration deadline on midnight, 26 November, over 3 million people have registered to vote.
Similar to 2017, the biggest increase was in voters under 34, who accounted for 68 per cent of all registrations. Overall, this election period saw a 38 per cent increase in registrations compared to 2017.