In respect of the 2008 General Election;
At 14 October, 2008, "... around 200,000 people still weren't enrolled."
On 4 November, 2008, there were, "...170,000 people who are still not enrolled to vote on Saturday."
So in those 3 weeks preceding the 2008 General Election only 30,000 people enrolled to vote.
In the two weeks since the smacking referendum campaign was launched by the Electoral Commission, over 25,000 have enrolled or updated their details.
While not directly comparable these figures provide some context.
People appear just as, or more motivated, by the smacking referendum.
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