August 2018

MP warns of cyber threat to Australian elections

Computerworld: The shadow assistant minister for cyber security, Gai Brodtmann, has called for the government to classify Australia’s election systems as a “critical infrastructure sector” under the Trusted Information Sharing Network in order to “overlay the appropriate scrutiny and assurance mechanisms to assure the Australian people of the cyber resilience of their democracy”.

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Making the electoral system more accessible for everyone

Ailsa Irvine, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission: Everyone should be able to participate in elections and cast their vote with confidence, but this is not always the case. Even though they have the right to vote, some people face barriers to taking part in our democratic process. Read more…

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The agency created to protect elections is broken

Yahoo News (USA): More than a decade before anyone worried about Russian bots, there were chads. The hanging chad was the most famous chad of all. But there was also the pregnant chad, the fat chad, the dimpled chad and the tri-chad. Read on…

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One week to go….

Boundary Commission for England: We are delighted to confirm today that we will be submitting our final report, containing recommendations for new constituency boundaries, to the Government on Wednesday 5 September 2018.

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Latest news from the Boundary Commission

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has issued the following press releases: Political map of Brent set to change Political map of Wiltshire set to change Political map of Hillingdon set to change Political map of Ealing set to change

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The Tories should trust young people

Electoral Reform Society: 16–year–olds are deemed mature enough to join the army, pay taxes, get married with parental consent and even have relationships that could lead to parenthood. And yet time and again I am told my friends are “not mature enough to vote”.

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