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
Here's how to bring in the 'missing millions'.
Posted 30 Apr 2020
This is a guest post from Dr Zubaida Haque, the Deputy Director of the Runnymede Trust. There are over 8 million black and ethnic minority people in Britain, yet research from the Electoral Commission suggests that...
Posted 20 Dec 2019
The election is fast approaching: and it’s time to bring the ‘missing millions’ currently not on the electoral roll into the fold. If you aren’t on the register, your voice won’t be heard. With only...
Posted 25 Nov 2019
Whilst registration statistics have gone dramatically up since the date for the next general election became official, arguably the level of first-time registration may be being overstated. The statistics we are given tell us the...
Posted 13 Nov 2019
Let’s use this election as a chance to re-build democracy on stronger and fairer foundations As the UK prepares for its next general election in December, it is important to revise what needs to be...
Posted 05 Nov 2019