Policy paper

Democratic engagement

The democratic engagement programme is part of the government's strategy to increase levels of voter registration and engagement.



The government is committed to maximising electoral registration to help support the highest possible turnout in elections. Many people want to be more involved in and influence the decisions that make an impact on their day-to-day lives, whether these are taken by the government or by their local council. However, for their voices to be heard at the ballot box they need to be registered to vote.

The Cabinet Office aims to work with national organisations that bring communities on board to help motivate, inform and engage people who are not on the electoral register – in particular, groups that are under-represented in the electoral process.

You can now register to vote online in England, Scotland and Wales.

Download Rock Enrol! and other democratic engagement resources.

Published 8 May 2015