Author Archives: The Electoral Commission

The limits of transparency in Northern Ireland

Transparency is a guiding principle for us at the Electoral Commission. We believe voters should be able to see and understand how political parties and campaigners are funded; how they spend their money; and who they target with campaign materials. Continue reading

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A re-fresher in registering university students

Young people are far less likely to be registered to vote than their older counter parts – across the UK 1 in 3 of those eligible to vote under the age of 24 aren’t registered. Continue reading

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Electoral Commission launches consultation on election spending

By Bob Posner, Director of Political Finance and Regulation and Legal Counsel Today we’ve launched our new consultation on the Codes of Practice on election spending for candidates and political parties. We want your input to make sure they’re comprehensive, promote … Continue reading

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Making the electoral system more accessible for everyone

By Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission Everyone should be able to participate in elections and cast their vote with confidence, but this is not always the case. Even though they have the right … Continue reading

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What do election teams do?

Rhonda Booth, Democratic Services Manager, talks about her role at South Holland District Council. Continue reading

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When does working together break the rules?

Promoting public confidence in the democratic process is at the heart of the Electoral Commission’s work. For the public to have confidence in the process, fairness and transparency are vital. Continue reading

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Crossed out?

A guest blog by Catriona Burness, Parliamentary and Policy Manager, RNIB Scotland National Democracy Week is a good time to think about whether our democracy is accessible to all. The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone … Continue reading

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