Category Archives: Electoral Fraud

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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Electoral Commission’s Strategic Review – Here’s what you had to say…

At the Electoral Commission, we aim to put voters at the heart of everything we do. To make sure that voters can continue to have confidence that the electoral process and party funding regime are run to high standards of … Continue reading

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Addressing vulnerabilities in the voting process –photo ID at polling stations

Electoral fraud is a serious issue that undermines trust and confidence in our democracy. We have welcomed changes which have been made in response to our recommendations which mean that certain key areas of the electoral process in Great Britain, … Continue reading

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Our submission to the Government’s review on electoral fraud

Previously on the blog we responded to the announcement that Sir Eric Pickles, the Government’s Anti-Corruption Champion was to undertake a review of electoral fraud As we said at the time, we welcome the opportunity that it presents for building … Continue reading

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Responding to the Government’s Review of Electoral Fraud

The Electoral Commission has always taken electoral fraud extremely seriously. Although cases of proven electoral fraud are thankfully rare in the UK, any fraud has the potential not only to affect individual voters but also to damage wider public confidence … Continue reading

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Electoral fraud prevention plans under way ahead of May elections

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Robust plans are in place ahead of the May elections, but it’s vital voters know what’s acceptable campaigning behaviour and where to report concerns This morning we published the details of work which is now under way to help prevent … Continue reading

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