Monthly Archives: February 2015

Our analysis of the electoral registers in England and Wales

On 1 December 2014, Electoral Registration Officers (EROs) across England and Wales published revised electoral registers. Today, we have published our analysis of those registers. It identified that the size of the registers in England and Wales was approximately 2% … Continue reading

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Getting BME voters registered

Part of the Electoral Commission’s role includes publishing data on what parts of the electorate are less likely to be registered to vote. This means that organisations like The Forum can then take this to both segment and analyse it … Continue reading

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Turning 17 is a big milestone

With the huge momentum that National Voter Registration Day has generated, what better time than now to register to vote and have your say? In this guest blog, Red Driving School explain why they think it’s so important to spread … Continue reading

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Spreading the word – working in partnership to increase registration

Working in partnership can be a powerful way to help raise awareness about your organisation’s message, especially within groups that you know are less likely to hear about it through the channels you may use in your usual communications activity. … Continue reading

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Why National Voter Registration Day is so important

Here at the Electoral Commission, we are throwing our full weight behind National Voter Registration Day (NVRD) – a welcome initiative that was initially launched by Bite the Ballot last year and that we hope will command wide support again … Continue reading

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Gearing Up for May at the AEA Conference

The AEA Annual Conference seems to have come around quickly again this year. No prizes for guessing what the central topics are for the Conference here in Brighton this time round – the elections on 7 May and Individual Electoral … Continue reading

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UK citizens living overseas – Don’t miss out, you may be able to vote at the 2015 General Election

Did you know that British nationals living overseas can take part in the UK General Election this year? If you didn’t – you wouldn’t be alone. Lots of people don’t know that this is possible, which is perhaps one reason … Continue reading

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