Category Archives: Electoral Law

Never underestimate the power of the ballot box

2016 has been the year that democracy reasserted itself. In June, voters across the UK took part in a historic referendum, the outcome of which has profoundly changed our relationships with 27 other nations. Last month, after an 18 month … 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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Voters say EU Referendum was well run, but lessons should still be learnt

  Over recent years, there’s been much debate as to whether democratic participation is on a downward trajectory. That certainly wasn’t the case at June’s EU Referendum. A turnout of 72.2% was the highest UK-wide turnout since the 1992 General … Continue reading

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Why voters at the next Police and Crime Commissioner elections should be provided with more candidate information

Today, the Commission has published its report on the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The report also looks at the conduct and administration of local Government elections which took place across parts of England. The first ever Police and … Continue reading

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High levels of voter satisfaction with Scottish Parliament election but more work needed to modernise electoral process

  More than 2.2 million votes were cast on 5 May 2016 – the highest number ever recorded at a general election to the Scottish Parliament. The priority at any election is to ensure that people find it easy to … 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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The future of electoral law

As we’ve said on the blog previously , electoral laws in the UK have become too numerous, unnecessarily complicated and out of date. That’s why the three UK Law Commissions are working on simplifying the legal framework. Here at the Electoral … Continue reading

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