Plans to create an expensive database of electors are to be abandoned.
New steps that voters will be required to take to be included on the electoral register.
Voters will be asked to register individually from 2014 in order to modernise the electoral registration system and tackle fraud.
Deputy PM Nick Clegg has delivered a speech at Annual Meeting of the Committee on Standards in Public Life
emphasising the importance being placed on governing for the long-term as a guiding purpose for the government.