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More than a million apply for vote


Council elections teams are facing a workload surge as they race to register voters in time for the General Election.

Government relents over broadening forms of voter ID


Complaints were raised by ex-servicemen who were turned away at polling stations after attempting to produce veteran cards as proof of ID.

Minister ‘sorry’ to veteran turned away from polling station over ID


The veterans minister has apologised to a former soldier who said he was unable to vote using his veteran card as photo identification.

What is voter ID?


Voter ID is now required in many elections across the UK. But what is it and how does it work?

Questions over plans to manage voter ID


The chair of the levelling up, housing and communities (LUHC) committee has written to the LUHC department with concerns about managing voter ID in future elections.

Millions missing from electoral register


An overhaul of data sharing with council elections teams is required, a report by the Electoral Commission has concluded.

Cyber-attack hit Electoral Commission


Information held by the Electoral Commission was accessed by 'hostile actors,' the watchdog has revealed.

Voting reforms could ‘erect barriers’ for elderly, charity says


The introduction of further checks on postal and proxy voting could disenfranchise older people, an elderly persons charity has warned.

Court case looms after election blunder


A councillor who gained the most votes at a recent election faces a court case for her seat after a blunder led officials to announce the wrong winner.

Local elections ‘well run’ but voter ID concerns remain


The first local elections requiring residents to show ID were ‘well run’, but the new law prevented some eligible voters from casting their vote.

Concern over elections timetable


Campaigners and elections staff have raised concerns over the deliverability of voter ID at next year’s elections.

Queen's Speech: Controversial voter ID plans roll forward


Voter ID is expected to be introduced by May 2023 after the Government pledged to introduce legislation to ‘ensure the integrity of elections’.

Unison call for election safety measures


The Government needs to implement strict measures in May’s local elections to keep staff safe, trade union Unison urged today.

Electoral Commission calls for autumn polls


May’s local elections should be postponed until the autumn, the Electoral Commission has said.

Millions of people incorrectly registered to vote, study finds


A new study has revealed that up to 9.4 million people are not registered properly to vote, leading to calls to reform the system.

EU citizens ‘denied’ vote in European elections


European Union citizens living in the UK have complained of having their right to vote for an MEP ‘denied’.

Voter ID plans slammed as 'undemocratic'


Mandatory voter ID requirements will seriously damage democracy, the Electoral Reform Society has warned again ahead of the local elections this week.

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