Archive for Election law
Four months after being charged with electoral fraud involving nomination papers for local elections, UKIP's general election candidate for Yarmouth has resigned.
The Electoral Commission's report into the May 2014 elections is fairly low-key, but in amongst the modest changes floated based on the lessons of this year are a couple of welcome details - and one misplaced idea.
Read the list of 25 political party names that the Electoral Commission has rejected since 2010, meaning that the party in question has had to pick a different name to be its official name and to be on ballot papers
Labour councillor Sonia Winifred has had to resign, forcing a by-election in Knight's Hill ward after it was discovered she stood for election despite being disqualified from being a councillor due to being employed by the council.
Hackers have disrupted online voter registration for elections in Tunisia later this year.
East Hampshire’s former MP has been paid substantial damages by the Crown Prosecution Service after he was wrongly accused of breaking election law.
A Bradford Council worker has appeared in court charged with forging signatures on election documents.
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 […]
The verdict: "Underlying both of these main factors were plans for the management of the verification and count on Friday 23 May which proved inadequate".
Norway is ending trials of e-voting systems used in national and local elections.