In May’s local elections, four areas in Wales trialled a different way of voting – allowing people to cast their vote before election day. As well as polling stations being open on the Thursday 5...
Posted 05 Aug 2022
Yesterday was a dark day for democracy. Despite widespread opposition from campaigners, election experts, academics and civil society the government’s Elections Bill successfully passed through the commons. The Bill includes clauses introducing voter ID, more...
Posted 18 Jan 2022
May sees elections for around 5,000 seats in England, votes for the Mayor of London and London Assembly, the Senedd (Welsh Parliament), the Scottish Parliament (Holyrood), and Police and Crime Commissioner elections. Holyrood and the...
Posted 23 Apr 2021
It’s hard to think of a more troubling year in living memory. But the public health crisis has, perhaps counter-intuitively, put issues of democracy at the forefront. The election may feel like a distant memory,...
Posted 07 Dec 2020
As it stands, the new constituency boundaries will not take into account roughly nine million people who aren’t on the register.
Posted 09 Nov 2020
Two news stories stood out this week. As early voting opened in some US states, images of voters queuing all day to vote were greeted as signs of enthusiasm in America but confusion outside, while...
Posted 15 Oct 2020
Rather than putting up bureaucratic barriers to engaging with politics, we should be ensuring everyone can use their vote.
Posted 15 Oct 2020
A cross-party group of peers are backing an amendment to improve the accuracy of the electoral register setting out new ways to include 16 and 17- year olds on the nationwide list – so they...
Posted 08 Oct 2020
They’ve been called the ‘missing millions’: over 9 million eligible people in Great Britain are currently not on the electoral roll.
Posted 18 Sep 2020
An MP has introduced a bill to close the gaping voter registration gap in the UK.
Posted 18 Jun 2020