Archive for postal voting
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 [...]
Data from November 2012 Police and Crime Commissioner elections...
The panel, consisting of cross-party councillors and representatives, will gather evidence at five public hearings across the borough.
Parliamentary by-election timetables with be lengthened, Returning Officers face losing pay for under-performance and postal voters will be better informed about problems in future.
The Electoral Commission has promised to look at the question of when elections should be counted.
Last week, the Electoral Commission published its report into the administration of the May's AV referendum. Despite the high political temperatures during the campaign, the administration got little criticism at the time and so the report rightly reflects that. However, amongst the details are some important pointers to issues that are likely to come up at future elections.
Answering questions in Deputy Prime Minister Question Time this afternoon, Nick Clegg said that he is “minded to change” the proposals currently out for consultation that would make electoral registration voluntary following the concerns expressed by the Electoral Commission and others. Good news. He also reiterated his support for providing returning officers with the necessary [...]
This week the government has put three new changes to election law out for consultation, including widening the availability of emergency proxy voting.
Mark Pack explains how to fill in the paperwork that comes with a postal vote.