“You don’t strengthen our democracy by making it harder for people to vote” – Alistair Carmichael. … Read the full post »
Read my posts about the use of postal voting in public elections, its impact on turnout and the fraud risks that go with it.
For more about how elections are run, see all the posts tagged Election Law.
Section 66 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 bans the publication of exit polls before the close of polls in an election – and that can cover retweeting how someone else has voted. … Read the full post »
A major printing error on Gosport Council ballot papers for postal voters means they are all having to be reissued. … Read the full post »
Woking Council is making it sound like additional ID requirements are in place for postal vote applications, even though they are not. … Read the full post »
Another consequence of the serious cyber attack on Hackney Council has emerged, with the Town Hall asking registered postal voters to submit new applications. … 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 police has concluded the evidence doesn’t stack up for various claims of law-breaking during the Peterborough Parliamentary by-election. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my occasional series highlighting interesting findings from academic research. Today – how do party efforts to persuade supporters to sign up for postal votes work? … Read the full post »
Don’t miss out on your chance to vote: you can sign up for a postal vote or a proxy vote (appointing someone to vote on your behalf) if you won’t be able to make it to your local polling station to vote in person on polling day. … Read the full post »
Welcome to the latest in my little explainer video series, trying to demystify a little some of the things the Liberal Democrats get up to. Today’s video is about postal voting and why it makes sense to encourage supporters to sign up for a postal votes. … Read the full post »