Category Archives: Register to Vote

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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No barriers – enabling the voices of those with learning disabilities

This week we are celebrating our incredible partners who help us to raise awareness of registering to vote. Today we look back at our partnership with ENABLE Scotland to reach out to those with learning disabilities… Continue reading

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Encouraging homeless people to make their voices heard

This week we are celebrating our incredible partners who help us to raise awareness of registering to vote. Alex, a volunteer for The Wallich, blogs about the importance of reaching out to those affected by housing difficulties or homelessness… Continue reading

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A new face for promoting voter registration

Our Head of Campaigns, Emma Hartley blogs about why we have said hello to a new identity to promote voter registration. Continue reading

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In this together! Partnership work boosted public awareness ahead of May 2016 elections in Wales

On May 5 2016, over 1 million voters went to the polls for the National Assembly for Wales elections. Over the summer we’ve been looking back to May 2016 and today we’re publishing our report on the National Assembly for … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland election a well-run event – but more needs to be done to improve electoral registration.

  The 5 May 2016 saw the fifth election to the Northern Ireland Assembly. Over 1.2 million people were registered to vote ahead of the election and a total 703,744 ballots were cast on the day itself. Our report on … 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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