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 »
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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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 »
Tom Scott nicely summarises the powerful arguments against electronic voting for public elections, and given his own expertise also makes the point that the problems with electronic voting look worse the more you really know about how computers and security really work. … Read the full post »
In the run-up to the 2019 general election, there was a lot of media and political excitement about an apparent surge in electoral registration and why that might be good news for Labour. … Read the full post »
A good question from Lib Dem MP Wendy Chamberlain in Parliament and a very welcome answer from the government, clearing up an issue that had been left hanging. … Read the full post »
The Electoral Commission’s round-up of its latest enforcement actions includes this about the Grassroots Out Movement. … Read the full post »
Due to the legal secrecy requirements around voting, the Electoral Commission does not want people taking selfies when they are voting. … Read the full post »