Category Archives: Electoral Registration

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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Time for modernising elections in Wales

The Welsh Government has consulted on modernising the way local elections in Wales are conducted and today we publish our views on these proposals. Continue reading

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How we set up a campaign in 12 working days

Here is the story of how we went from snap UK general election announcement to campaign launch in just 12 working days… Continue reading

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Making your first time count

This is what we found out about the voting attitudes of 16- and 17-year-olds in Scotland… Continue reading

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