Archive for Electoral Commission
Here’s the new film from the Electoral Commission. It’s exciting. Also on YouTube.
Something rarely talked about with postal voting is the number of people who miss out on having their vote cast because the Royal Mail loses or delays the delivery of the ballot paper back to the Returning Officer. It isn’t a number that can be measured directly, but one figure is gathered but then ignored [...]
In one of the least surprising – but most important – pieces of news this week, the independent Electoral Commission has rejected the SNP’s proposed independence referendum wording and instead is recommending that the question be: Should Scotland be an independent country? Yes/No Alex Salmond and the SNP had been pushing hard for: Do you [...]
Ofcom's current consultation into the rules for party election broadcasts on TV (the free slots political parties and candidates get for short films) raises an intriguing question about local TV licensees. What should they have to broadcast?
The Electoral Commission has just published the results of its research into how individual electoral registration has been working in Northern Ireland since its introduction there in 2002. The conclusion? An annual canvass must be kept.
From the Electoral Commission: Our information booklet for voters on the PCC [Police and Crime Commissioner] elections will be delivered to all households in England and Wales (excluding London) from 22 October. We are liaising with Royal Mail to ensure delivery of the booklet and have separately contracted a delivery audit company that will carry out checks [...]
(If you’re in an area with the elections, of course.)
From today’s publication of party accounts by the Electoral Commission for national party organisations (i.e. excluding some of the component parts of the parties): Liberal Democrats Income £6,204,766 Expenditure £6,504,743 Surplus / (deficit) -£299,977* Membership 48,934** * There would have been a £217,473 surplus had it not been for a one-off write-off of a debt [...]