Category Archives: General

Crossed out?

A guest blog by Catriona Burness, Parliamentary and Policy Manager, RNIB Scotland National Democracy Week is a good time to think about whether our democracy is accessible to all. The right to vote independently, and in secret, is a cornerstone … Continue reading

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Inclusion Scotland’s Access to Politics project – the journey so far

A guest blog by Ethan Young, Civic Participation Officer at Inclusion Scotland True and effective democracy must reflect the society it serves. One in five people in Scotland identify as being disabled, yet we are drastically underrepresented in elected office. … 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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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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Our commitment to working bilingually in Wales

To celebrate International Translation Day our Welsh Language Adviser, Sioned introduces the history of the Welsh language and why we work bilingually in Wales… 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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One Year In – Election Reflections

Today I mark one year at the Electoral Commission. As I look back on what has been a busy 12months, three reflections emerge… 1/ Staying focused on the voter – It is hard to think of a more jam-packed UK … Continue reading

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