Electoral register

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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It’s now or never for modern democracy

The electoral landscape is now ‘more crowded than ever’, while council resources have been ground down, says Laura Lock – and she warns that professionals do not have limitless capacity.
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