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One widget to rule them all

Democracy Club – You’ll know that our polling station finder widget is pretty popular, not least with local authorities who can pop it on their website and save themselves from answering lots of phone calls on election day.

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Missing Millions Still Missing – New Report

Toby James – Electoral officials on the ground have done an outstanding job in recent years at operating under a perfect storm of pressures, which are gathering pace, and putting the functioning of the system under threat.  Sticking plasters have papered over cracks in a Victorian system in need of repair, but there is a risk […]

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What is VoterID?

Voting Counts – Voter ID laws are used throughout the world in a variety manners. These laws can determine the freedom and security to which citizens can exercise their right to vote, but they also have their critics. If UK law does change it would be one of the largest reforms since the 1918 Representation […]

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Electoral Register: Ethnic Groups

They Work for You – To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker‘s Committee on the Electoral Commission, what recent discussions the Commission has had with (a) church and community leaders from black and minority ethnic communities and (b) Operation Black Vote on increasing registration levels for voters in those communities.

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Election Offences: Prosecutions

They Work for You – To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker‘s Committee on the Electoral Commission, how many successful prosecutions for (a) postal vote fraud, excluding by proxy voting, and (b) electoral registration fraud there have been in each of the last 15 years.

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Electoral Register: Young People

They Work for You – To ask the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South, representing the Speaker‘s Committee on the Electoral Commission, what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the potential merits of auto-enrolment on the electoral register of young people when they are given their national insurance number.

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