September 2018

Could you be a Councillor?

Voting Counts: Councils can only be as effective, relevant and vibrant as the people elected to run it. That’s the inspiration behind the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Be a Councillor campaign, encouraging different kinds of people to put themselves up for election, so that councillors better reflect the communities they serve.

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Three things we learnt at Lib Dem Conference

Electoral Reform Society: After spending a long weekend at Liberal Democrat conference, I can confirm that EU berets are firmly in fashion, you should never mention the M (moderate) word in their company and there is nothing they like better than a sing along. Here are the three other things we’ve learned at Liberal Democrat Conference.

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Elections Canada launches new civic education resources

Elections Canada: On the occasion of Canada’s Democracy Week, Elections Canada has launched a new website and suite of educational resources for secondary classes. Developed with teachers and tested in classrooms across Canada, the resources help teachers deliver diverse and interactive civic education activities connected to history, citizenship, geography, math, and social studies.

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I-voting drive draws tepid response from overseas Pakistanis

Dawn: ISLAMABAD: The campaign to register overseas Pakistanis for internet-voting in the upcoming by-polls evoked a lukewarm response, with only 7,419 expatriates out of the total 632,000 registering to avail the facility offered to them for the first time in the country’s electoral history.

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