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Battling for supremacy in Wester Ross

Martin, Senior Elections and Campaigners Adviser, tells us about his experience observing a by election in Wester Ross. No, not that one. Game of Thrones returned to our screens this week for the eagerly-awaited final season. Over the next six … Continue reading

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Update from Northern Ireland – looking ahead to the local council elections

Voters in Northern Ireland go the polls on 2 May for the local council elections. Everyone involved in elections wants to ensure that voters are able to have their say with confidence. We are urging people to make sure they … Continue reading

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Why we are developing a prosecutions policy

There has been coverage this weekend, and theatrical ‘fury’ – first reported in the Sunday Telegraph – about the Commission’s developing plans to begin undertaking prosecutions. It is assumed that we plan to move to taking landmark cases through the … Continue reading

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See democracy in action at UK elections through our modernised electoral observer scheme

Independent observation is a crucial part of our electoral process. It helps to ensure that elections are carried out in a transparent, accessible, impartial and secure way. In 2006, the UK introduced a scheme that allowed individuals and organisations to … Continue reading

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My reflections on three years as Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission

It has been a privilege I have very much enjoyed leading the Electoral Commission over the past three years and playing a part in its evolution into a modern regulator. As well as delivering an unprecedented number of electoral events … Continue reading

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#OurDay – The role of local authority elections teams, part 1

To celebrate #OurDay today, we’re taking a closer look at the work of elections teams at local authorities. Tanya Rowlandson, Electoral Services Officer for Broadland District Council in Norfolk since 2008, has shared some details of what her job involves. Continue reading

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Celebrating Black history month

By Mark Nyack, Senior Communications Officer (Public Information) Often the immeasurable contributions made by black and ethnic minority people to academia, research, art, music, politics and technology are overlooked. Black history is part of all our histories but it has … Continue reading

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