Monthly Archives: January 2015

Electoral fraud prevention plans under way ahead of May elections

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Robust plans are in place ahead of the May elections, but it’s vital voters know what’s acceptable campaigning behaviour and where to report concerns This morning we published the details of work which is now under way to help prevent … Continue reading

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There’s a ton to do before election day!

Today isn’t just any day – it is 100 days until voters go to the polls on 7 May to cast their ballots in the UK Parliamentary General Election and local elections that are taking place in some areas of … Continue reading

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Guest blogs

As well as inviting others with an interest in elections and all things democracy to write posts for this blog, we are also more than happy to provide guest blogs for others. Last week our Director of Communications wrote a … Continue reading

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107 days to the 2015 UK General Election – Expect the unexpected

None of us know what the future holds. That said, there is one pretty safe predication for Returning Officers and electoral administrators preparing for elections in 2015 – they can expect to be busy! At the SOLACE Conference last week, … Continue reading

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Making it easier to stand for election

We have published today a number of recommendations to update the rules around standing for election and how to make them clearer and fairer, including getting rid of the current system of deposits. The report – ‘Standing for election in … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Electoral Commission’s new blog!

This space will soon be filled up with news and views from the Commission that we hope will be informative and interesting for you. If you have landed on this page and aren’t sure who the Commission are, or what … Continue reading

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