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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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Did you know expats will be able to vote in the EU referendum?

Lots of UK nationals who live overseas don’t know that they may be able to take part in the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union. The referendum is due to take place by 31 December 2017, and … Continue reading

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An overnight count will go ahead at the EU referendum

As Chief Counting Officer at the EU Referendum, Jenny Watson (who is also the Chair of the Commission) launched a consultation on her proposed approach to managing the EU referendum*. The consultation has been a chance to hear feedback from … Continue reading

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What is an intelligible question?

On 5th July 2015 the Greek electorate went to the polls to vote on the following referendum question: It would be safe to say that in the UK, this 74-word question would not have passed our referendum question intelligibility test. … Continue reading

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