Archive for Electoral Commission
The Electoral Commission earlier today rejected one of the complaints made over Chris Huhne's election expenses. It was the complaint made by two former Liberal Democrat councillors who claimed the party had spent more than the legal limit.
I rather like this video from the Electoral Commission explaining how the alternative vote and first past the post – the two options available in the May 5th referendum – work:
The elections watchdog, the Electoral Commission, has been mildly trumpeting the results of the latest survey of electoral registration work carried out across Great Britain by local councils but there are doubts over the quality of the data.
To coincide with the start of the delivery of its educational booklets, the Electoral Commission has also launched a TV advertising campaign to inform people about the referendum and elections being held in May.
A limit on the maximum number of people eligible to vote at a polling station has been imposed by the Electoral Commission under the powers given to its Chief Executive, Jenny Watson, to run the AV referendum in May. Under the law for referendums, Jenny Watson is the Chief Counting Officer and thereby able to [...]
UNISON has now submitted its spending declaration several months late, but in a quirky twist of the law has not yet been fined - because its return is still missing the signature of the 'responsible person'.
Any voter can apply for a postal (or proxy) vote in the usual way for May’s elections, including the AV referendum. However, people who have previously applied for a permanent postal vote may also be entitled to one without having to re-apply. There are three categories: 1. People who have a permanent postal vote for [...]
The London Assembly has called for changes in the law ahead of the 2012 London Mayor and Assembly elections, following a review of the lessons from last year’s council and general election in London. Two issues are likely to meet widespread support, namely the problems of voters being intimidated and people being left still queuing [...]
The Electoral Commission has published its review of expenditure at the 2010 general election, finding that national spending by parties dropped sharply from its 2005 peak, though it was still above 2001 levels.
Havering Council's controversial policy of rejecting electoral registration applications made on forms supplied via the Electoral Commission's website came under scrutiny last year and has now been further amended.