Dr Toby James, Department of Political and Cultural Studies, was recently invited to participate in a British Academy Policy Forum on Individual Registration.  The forum brought together leading academics, politicians, policymakers, civil servants and other practitioners to consider Individual Electoral Registration (IER). The purpose of the forum was to discuss the key issues that are to be resolved ahead of the publication and debate of the IER Bill next year.  See: http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/index.php/details/1238-british-academy-forum-individual-electoral-registration.html

He has also  recently published an article on the London School of Economics Politics Blog.  The article puts UK registration levels into international perspective and warns against making electoral registration voluntary.  It also suggests the need to learn from overseas experience and encourages news measures that could increase levels of registration such as making registration  possible when accessing other government services.  See: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/2011/12/13/uk-electoral-registration/