Tag Archives: Electoral Commission

The future of the Electoral Commission: Have your say!

It’s now been 15 years since the Electoral Commission was established by the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act, and we’ve worked hard to adapt to some pretty substantial changes over that time. Not only has the nature of politics … Continue reading

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Online publication of party registrations.

Prior to 1998, the identity of political parties in the United Kingdom received little protection. As a result, the potential existed for voters to be easily confused by what they were seeing on their ballot papers. Perhaps the best known … 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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A global conversation on communications

Working on voter registration campaigns in the run up to important elections can be challenging but extremely enjoyable. What is more fascinating is that the challenges we face in the UK, is also shared by other Commissions and similar organisations … Continue reading

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Our submission to the Government’s review on electoral fraud

Previously on the blog we responded to the announcement that Sir Eric Pickles, the Government’s Anti-Corruption Champion was to undertake a review of electoral fraud As we said at the time, we welcome the opportunity that it presents for building … Continue reading

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Money in politics – a global perspective

The topic of ‘money in politics’ is not exclusively relevant to the United Kingdom. Internationally, the issues of concern for regulators around the world are broadly consistent, but priorities differ depending on the particular political, democratic and socio-democratic context of … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

One of the areas that my team at the Electoral Commission is responsible for is leading our work registering political parties in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Registering as a political party allows that party to use particular ‘identity marks’ … Continue reading

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