A solution may be to roll out biometric registration for postal/proxy voting for those without any obvious reason to not turn up in person. People should be encouraged to turn out in an election.
We've got a horrendous voter turnout nationally, this would hardly improve it to be quite honest. Plus, if you bear in mind the last.. 4 cases of mass government data being lost? Good lord, we had enough trouble over the child tax credit one.
Personally, I see this as the encroach of a database state - *tinfoil hat on* - and we're rather blindly letting it happen. Not a good road to go down, in my belief. I'm also rather concerned about whose got access to this database as well. Remind me again how many police officers got disciplined for looking people up on the national register without authorisation?