Large volumes of electoral register data held by the Electoral Commission have been illegally accessed. What are the consequences? … 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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Back in 1970 there was nothing to stop unofficial candidates trying to pass themselves off with plausible-looking party names. … Read the full post »
The Electoral Commission is kicking off its publicity campaign to warn people about the new voter ID laws coming into force for the May elections. … Read the full post »
The government looks set to cut the number of nomination signatures councilcandidates need in England from 10 to 2. … Read the full post »
As I’d predicted, the early voting pilot in this May’s elections in Wales has turned out to be a bit of a dud. … Read the full post »
The House of Commons Library has a research note out explaining the rules about election purdah, or as it’s now known, the pre-election period of sensitivity. … Read the full post »
Back in the years of New Labour, the government ran an extensive set of pilots to see what might raise turnout in elections. … Read the full post »
Charnwood Council is getting in touch with postal voters for the Shelthorpe by-election after a candidate’s name was left off ballot papers. … Read the full post »
At first glance, the story from Canada of a political campaigner caught removing a leaflet from a rival sounds like the sort of story that crops up every now and again. … Read the full post »
The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised police to charge Jonathon Seed with making a false declaration in the nomination papers for the Wiltshire 2020 Police and Crime Commissioner elections. … Read the full post »