December 2017

Voter ID trials ‘could disenfranchise older people’

Trials to make people show identification before they can vote could unfairly affect older people who are less likely to possess photo ID or have access to other documents, the Labour party and charities have warned. The proposal to counter voter fraud by making people show ID will be piloted in five parts of England for the local elections in […]

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Barnsley and Doncaster vote for ‘One Yorkshire’ devolution deal

People in Barnsley and Doncaster have voted in favour of a proposed devolution deal that would elect a mayor for the whole county of Yorkshire. The results of what the two local authorities called “community polls” were announced on Thursday afternoon. Both south Yorkshire towns rejected a government-backed deal for the Sheffield city region in favour of […]

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“Building Better Elections: New Challenges in Electoral Management”

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Massachusetts Institute of Technology · Boston, MA, USA Co-chairs: Holly Ann Garnett & Toby S. James In 2017, election management bodies (EMBs) around the world were confronted with a number of new challenges: presidential elections in Kenya were declared invalid amidst allegations of problems with the electoral commission’s databases and computers; elections in Papua […]

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