Tag Archives: Elections

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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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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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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Why voters at the next Police and Crime Commissioner elections should be provided with more candidate information

Today, the Commission has published its report on the 2016 Police and Crime Commissioner elections. The report also looks at the conduct and administration of local Government elections which took place across parts of England. The first ever Police and … 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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This year’s London elections were well run – but combined polls in 2020 are a concern.

5 May this year saw 2.6 million valid votes cast in London, to elect a new Mayor of London, 14 Constituency members and 11 London-wide Members of the London Assembly. Our detailed report  into the conduct and administration of these … Continue reading

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