Archive for Election law
The boss of the Australian Electoral Commission has resigned in the wake of the fall-out over the bungled West Australian Senate recount that has prompted a new election costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
The government has unveiled the new online voter registration system set to go live in June.
Courtesy of the Electoral Commision comes a reminder of the changes to electoral law coming into force for May's elections. Note in particular the second point, a welcome and sensible move to reduce postal vote fraud.
You’ve probably noticed I quite often write about how British elections are run, how election law is changing and controversies that have kicked off. However, not all the stories appear on this blog or in my main Facebook/Twitter accounts. For a fuller range of stories (or if you just are interested in them and want […]
A great example of why Britain's electoral law is in need of a thorough consolidation and simplification comes with the latest Electoral Commission bulletin.
The Electoral Commission’s call yesterday (as predicted) that voters should have to show some sort of ID at polling stations before voting in future in Great Britain has a theoretical logic to it. However, elections are run not just in the world of theory but also in the real world, and there are some very […]
Voters could have to show their passport or driving licence to prove their identity at polling stations, under a recommendation by the government’s elections watchdog.
The announcement last month by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow of a commission on digital democracy has kicked the debate over e-voting back to life in the UK. For many years it has been a rather odd debate in the UK because, all too rarely, this is an area where (back when Labour was […]
The government has confirmed its intention to move to Individual Electoral Registration on 10 June 2014 in England and Wales and 19 September 2014 in Scotland.