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Voter ID legal challenge launched

19/02/2024

A legal challenge has been mounted against the Government over voter ID requirements for elections.

Plea to delay online postal vote applications

09/10/2023

Launching online applications for postal and proxy votes later this month should be ‘urgently reconsidered,’ elections officers have said.

Wales to automatically register voters

03/10/2023

The Welsh Government is set to establish automatic voter registration for local government and Senedd 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.

Risk of 'major electoral failure,' officers warn

26/06/2023

Pressure on council teams running elections will only be recognised in the event of a ‘major electoral failure,’ a new report has warned.

Workload warning over voting pilots

11/10/2022

Proposals to introduce automatic voter registration in Wales could cause confusion and add to already heavy workloads, election officers have warned.

Council calls for removal of child sex abuse councillor

13/09/2022

Derry City and Strabane councils contacted the NI Electoral Office yesterday to discuss the disqualification of a councillor convicted of child sex abuse.

Millions of voters missing from electoral registers, report warns

08/07/2020

Millions of eligible voters may be missing from electoral registers, a Lords report has warned today.

Councils given extra time to update electoral rolls

10/06/2020

Local authority staff will be given more time to complete this year's annual electoral canvass due to the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Electoral reform could make system more inclusive, researchers say

29/04/2020

Assisted Voter Registration (AVR) could deliver a more inclusive democracy, researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have found.

Hundreds of Cardiff students 'unable to vote'

13/12/2019

Around 200 students in Cardiff were left unable to vote yesterday after failing to register correctly.

Software glitch means some people wrongly told they can vote

11/12/2019

Councils have been urgently checking their electoral registers after being told to install a last-minute software release.

'Huge' increase in voter registration

27/11/2019

The number of people registering to vote as increased by 31% compared to the 2017 general election, new figures reveal.

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.

Eight million people missing from electoral register, report warns

14/08/2019

Millions of people are not registered to vote correctly due to ‘persistent and serious’ problems with the way elections are run, a new report has warned today.

Council apologises for electoral registration forms ‘printing error’

27/07/2018

A council has apologised to residents after a printing error led to personal details being sent to the wrong addresses.

Voters value limiting influence of party donors more than ID checks

06/06/2018

Voters are more concerned with balanced media coverage and big party donors than ID at polling station, a survey has suggested.

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