Category Archives: Elections

Are the UK’s elections fit for purpose? We must avoid complacency to stop a perfect storm from forming

On Wednesday night, our Chair, Sir John Holmes, gave a speech to the Institute for Government on the state of the British electoral system. Continue reading

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Elections for everyone

Registering to vote and voting should be a good experience for everyone. But it isn’t. Some people with a disability told us that they do not have the confidence to register to vote and cast their vote. Others said they have many obstacles to overcome so that they can cast their vote.  Continue reading

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2017: A significant year for UK democratic participation

Find out about our new report which examines the 2017 elections from the perspective of those who voted, as well as those who chose not to. What can we learn for 2018? Continue reading

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Time for modernising elections in Wales

The Welsh Government has consulted on modernising the way local elections in Wales are conducted and today we publish our views on these proposals. Continue reading

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Our commitment to working bilingually in Wales

To celebrate International Translation Day our Welsh Language Adviser, Sioned introduces the history of the Welsh language and why we work bilingually in Wales… Continue reading

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Did the Electoral Commission really suggest banning people from voting?

Some recent media reports have suggested the Electoral Commission was calling for ‘social media trolls’ to be banned from voting in our response to the current  Committee on Standards in Public Life (CSPL) inquiry into intimidation of Parliamentary candidates . Continue reading

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How we set up a campaign in 12 working days

Here is the story of how we went from snap UK general election announcement to campaign launch in just 12 working days… Continue reading

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