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GOVERNMENT IS TAKING 'PRACTICAL MEASURES TO HELP IMPROVE' VOTER TURNOUT - RAYNSFORD

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The government is working closely with the Electoral Commission to find ways ...
The government is working closely with the Electoral Commission to find ways

of encouraging people to vote in elections, local government minister Nick

Raynsford told BBC Radio Four's Today programme this morning.

'We've set out a whole series of practical measures to help improve turnout

at the local elections next May', he said. Ways to make it easier for people

to vote would be considered, he said, such as voting electronically, by post

or by telephone.

All these alternative methods have potential risks, Mr Raynsford added, and

the security aspects would have to be examined carefully.

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