Author Archives: The Electoral Commission

Regulating election campaign spending

By Sir John Holmes, Chair, UK Electoral Commission The last weeks have seen significant coverage of the issue of the regulation of political campaigning, much of it focusing on two sets of linked, but very different investigations. The Electoral Commission … Continue reading

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Living overseas? Don’t miss out on having your say in the UK general election

Wherever you are in the world, don’t miss out on voting in the UK general election… Continue reading

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The Commission and the 2017 UK General Election

The announcement of the General Election on 8 June came before the dust had settled finally on some aspects of the regulation of the 2015 campaign. That is the nature of democratic politics. In any case, the Electoral Commission had … Continue reading

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Electoral fraud: high stakes highlighted in new report

2016 saw an unprecedented number of polls with important elections held across the whole of the UK in May, a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU in June, and numerous parliamentary by-elections. We have recently published data on … Continue reading

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Supporting those without a doorstep of their own to register to vote

Are you an organisation that works closely with those who are homeless or living in temporary accommodation? Find out how you can support them to register to vote in the upcoming local elections on 4 May… Continue reading

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Three areas for change before for the next referendum

Adrian Fryer, Senior Policy Advisor The aftermath of the EU Referendum has inspired debate about a number of aspects of the poll, and recently that has included a focus on the financial controls that operated during and after the poll. … Continue reading

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The new registration system has been holding up but more ambitious reforms are needed in the long-term.

Davide.Tiberti                                                                                                                                   Research & Evaluation Manager, Electoral Commission 1 December is an important date in the electoral calendar: revised registers are published at the end of the autumn canvass and a snapshot is taken of each register held by local authorities … Continue reading

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