Tag Archives: Elections

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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What a great day for democracy!

The sun is shining, polling stations are open and people are out and about voting. What has made the day great so far for me is taking my children to the polling station to vote. I had two excited faces … Continue reading

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The making of the London elections campaign

Dayna Brackley takes us behind the scenes of the #LondonVotes public awareness campaign in the lead up to the Mayor of London and London Assembly elections on Thursday 5 May. I am the Senior Manager of the marketing, brand and … Continue reading

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Registering to vote doesn’t have to be a drag!

Ballot boxes and drag queens- not exactly two things that spring to mind as perfect partners, but as the largest organisation which supports the LGBT community in Northern Ireland, we at The Rainbow Project decided to attempt to juxtapose the … Continue reading

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Two weeks in the job…..

Almost two weeks ago on 7 October, I walked through the doors of the Electoral Commission for the first time as Chief Executive. It was a big day for me and for the organisation. The previous Chief Executive, Peter Wardle, … Continue reading

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