Category Archives: Electoral Fraud

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

Posted in Elections, Electoral Commission, Electoral Fraud, Electoral Law, Police, UKPGE 2015 | Leave a comment

Crimestoppers partnership: Inspiring confidence in the handling of electoral fraud

You can help us to stand up to electoral fraud and ensure that the people who might try to commit this type of offence are held accountable. Continue reading

Posted in Electoral Commission, Electoral Fraud, voters, voting | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Elections, Electoral Commission, Electoral Fraud, Electoral Law, Electoral Registration, EU referendum, Uncategorized, voting | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Elections, Electoral Commission, Electoral Fraud, Electoral Law, Electoral Registration, General, Uncategorized, voters, voting | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Electoral Fraud, Electoral Law, voting | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Electoral Fraud | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Electoral Fraud, Electoral Law, Electoral Registration | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment