A former councillor has been jailed and ordered to pay more than £28,000 back to Redbridge Council after committing electoral fraud. … Read the full post »
Read about how UK elections are run, including changes to the law and what the regulator, the Electoral Commission, has got up to.
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The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill is a significant piece of legislation which aims to transform local democracy in Wales. … Read the full post »
A Conservative Party agent has appeared in court on charges of electoral fraud. She’s accused of tricking people into signing nomination papers for the last Hackney Council elections. … Read the full post »
Australia has a lovely tradition of putting on mini-summer fairs at polling stations, as I discussed with an Australian political expert for Never Mind The Bar Charts. … Read the full post »
“Mail-In Voter Fraud: Anatomy of a Disinformation Campaign” – this new research shows it isn’t social media algorithms that are primarily to blame but rather another type of algorithm. … Read the full post »
The government has written to Returning Officers about its plans for the local elections, Mayor elections and Police and Crime Commissioner elections due in May next year in England and Wales. … Read the full post »
Nice to see preferential voting (‘ranked choice voting’ in US parlance) win out in an court case over the conduct of elections in Maine. … Read the full post »
It’s eleven years since I wrote about “the Government’s farcical slowness over updating election imprint rules” to deal with the internet. … Read the full post »
Time for an international turn on Never Mind The Bar Charts, with Judith Brett, author of From Secret Ballot to Democracy Sausage: How Australia got compulsory voting. … Read the full post »
There is vanishingly small evidence that showing your ID when voting in Britain would reduce electoral fraud. … Read the full post »