Tag Archives: Electoral Law

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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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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The future of electoral law

As we’ve said on the blog previously , electoral laws in the UK have become too numerous, unnecessarily complicated and out of date. That’s why the three UK Law Commissions are working on simplifying the legal framework. Here at the Electoral … Continue reading

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Responding to the Government’s Review of Electoral Fraud

The Electoral Commission has always taken electoral fraud extremely seriously. Although cases of proven electoral fraud are thankfully rare in the UK, any fraud has the potential not only to affect individual voters but also to damage wider public confidence … Continue reading

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EU Referendum Bill debate

Today (Tuesday 9 June), the House of Commons will have its Second Reading debate on the European Union Referendum Bill. The Commission has published a briefing on the Bill for the debate, which is the first opportunity that parliament has … Continue reading

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Electoral Law Matters

The law that underpins elections in the UK is under review – and you can respond to the consultation phase now. It’s easy to forget that elections in the UK, including those that we are all busy preparing for in … Continue reading

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The Law Commission and Electoral Law Reform

  Electoral law in the UK is spread across more than 25 statutes, and many more statutory instruments. It has become increasingly complex and fragmented, and difficult to use. Many new types of elections and referendums have recently been introduced. … Continue reading

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