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Moving to University: Our Advice!

Voting Counts: University is a really exciting time in many people’s lives, and often it involves moving away from home. While this new independence brings a lot of exciting challenges and opportunities, we don’t want you to miss out on all the fun of elections, so here is our guide to settling into uni and getting […]

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Northamptonshire unitary bid to be made public

Northamptonshire Telegraph: The proposal to scrap all Northamptonshire’s eight councils and replace them with a unitary system will be made public on Friday. The details of what will be the biggest shake-up of local governance in the past 40 years will be revealed at 3pm.

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In defence of voter ID

LocalGov: The morning of 3 May was just like any other sunny election morning. Doing the rounds from one polling station to the next, I witnessed a familiar scene. The same campaign wearied candidates returning from their dawn raids; the returning officers, chirpy and helpful as ever, and more than the occasional voter taking the obligatory […]

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Will a second referendum be just another Brexit fantasy?

The Guardian: At every turn, the politics of the Brexit process have been riddled with disastrous illusions: the referendum would settle the issue once and for all; leaving would mean a cash harvest for the NHS; an early general election would give the government a mandate; no deal would be better than a bad deal; as […]

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Are UK elections conducted with integrity, with sufficient turnout?

Democratic Audit UK: Across the world, there are many countries where elections take place but are rigged by governments or unfairly conducted. And even in core liberal democracies (like the United States) political parties have now become deeply involved in gerrymandering constituencies and partisan efforts at ‘voter suppression’. As part of our 2018 Democratic Audit, Toby S […]

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