Jenny Watson was Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission, the independent elections regulator in Britain, 2009-2016.


Weekend voting: still on the super-slow burner

New Parliamentary report gives a very gently nudge forward to weekend voting. … Read the full post »


Weekend voting gets another push from Jenny Watson

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, Electoral Commission chair Jenny Watson repeated the Commission’s interest in seeing a switch to weekend voting:
Flexible election schedules, including opening the polls for entire weekends, should be considered to make the system more relevant to 21st century life, she said.
These comments echo strong public support for weekend voting, … Read the full post »