Category Archives: Electoral Registration

A re-fresher in registering university students

Young people are far less likely to be registered to vote than their older counter parts – across the UK 1 in 3 of those eligible to vote under the age of 24 aren’t registered. Continue reading

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Future proofing Scottish elections – The Scottish Government consultation on electoral reform

Over the last four years there have been five sets of Scotland-wide elections and two significant referendums, as well as countless by-elections. Now, with no scheduled polls in Scotland until 2021, we have a great opportunity to take stock and identify the challenges and opportunities in ensuring that our electoral structures remain fit for purpose in the 21st Century. Continue reading

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Voting – Go and give it a go!

Michelle, a campaigner for Mencap who has a learning disability, talks about her experience of voting and top tips for getting involved in democracy… Continue reading

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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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No barriers to voting – enabling the voices of those with learning disabilities

Last Thursday we published our report on accessibility, ‘Elections for everyone’.  The feedback we received from disabled voters about their experiences at the UK Parliament elections made it clear that something needs to be done, and governments, electoral staff, candidates and parties, and the Commission all have a role to play in this. 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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