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More than a million apply for vote

11/06/2024

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

07/05/2024

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

03/05/2024

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?

29/04/2024

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

13/11/2023

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

18/09/2023

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

Cyber-attack hit Electoral Commission

08/08/2023

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

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

25/05/2023

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

16/05/2023

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

05/05/2023

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

07/11/2022

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

11/05/2021

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

01/03/2021

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

12/03/2020

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

Millions of people incorrectly registered to vote, study finds

26/09/2019

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

24/05/2019

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'

30/04/2019

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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