It isn’t just the law that matters – it’s how cautiously or not people react to a change in the law and how habits evolve even when statutes are unchanged. … Read the full post »
Poll cards, sent to all electors ahead of an election, are a key electoral communication. But their purpose is muddled and their design poor.
The Leeds Labour Party is being investigated by the police for over claims it has broken the law against issuing imitation poll cards. … Read the full post »
Poll cards look dull, uninviting and give you no reason to get interested in, or excited by, the prospect of voting. … Read the full post »
If it is serious about wanting to see higher turnout in elections, the government should trial weekend voting and increasing the number of polling stations so people have less far to travel to vote. … Read the full post »
There is a widespread misunderstanding amongst the public as to the role of the poll card, and their design leaves a lot to be desired. … Read the full post »
Millions of pounds have been spent in total in recent years in the UK on testing various forms of electronic voting, in the hope that this might raise turnout in elections. … Read the full post »
Labour’s eve-of-poll election leaflet in Kentish Town looks like it could land them in legal hot water for breaking election law. … Read the full post »