Author Archives: The Electoral Commission

Help us make the invisible; visible

The elections on Thursday 4 May are just around the corner. Yet millions remain without a voice. Read this blog to find out how you can help change that… Continue reading

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Helping voters find out where to vote

At today’s AEA conference, our Chief Executive Claire Bassett talked about our partnership with Democracy Club and how local authorities can get involved to help voters find better information about elections online. Finding polling stations online We are supporting Democracy … Continue reading

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The results of our latest survey are in- here’s what the public thinks about voting.

The Electoral Commission aims to put voters’ interests at the centre of everything we do. To achieve this, it’s essential to find out how people think and feel about the electoral process. Like many organisations, we use public opinion research … Continue reading

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My day at the Electoral Commission

As an Electoral Services Officer in a small local authority I’ve always viewed the Electoral Commission as a bit of an ivory tower, a faceless organisation far removed from the electoral frontline… Continue reading

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Never underestimate the power of the ballot box

2016 has been the year that democracy reasserted itself. In June, voters across the UK took part in a historic referendum, the outcome of which has profoundly changed our relationships with 27 other nations. Last month, after an 18 month … Continue reading

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Reflections on the US elections

Reflections on the US elections Earlier this month, I attended a four day programme based around the US elections, at the invitation of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES). It was a fascinating few days which highlighted a number … Continue reading

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Take part in UK Parliament Week!

It’s UK Parliament Week. A week focused on connecting people with democracy and encouraging them to make their voices heard… Continue reading

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