Category Archives: Elections

The South Thanet case makes clear the urgent need for electoral reform

By Bob Posner, chief executive of the Electoral Commission Earlier this week, Marion Little, a senior member of Conservative HQ, was found guilty of intentionally encouraging or assisting an offence during the 2015 general election. The trial focused on election … Continue reading

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#OurDay – The role of local authority elections teams, part 2

To celebrate #OurDay,  we’re sharing first-hand accounts from local authority elections teams about what their jobs are like. In these short videos, Louis Humphreys, Lynne Williams and Deborah Wright from South Holland District Council in Lincolnshire share details about their roles. Continue reading

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#OurDay – The role of local authority elections teams, part 1

To celebrate #OurDay today, we’re taking a closer look at the work of elections teams at local authorities. Tanya Rowlandson, Electoral Services Officer for Broadland District Council in Norfolk since 2008, has shared some details of what her job involves. 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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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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