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Latest press releases from the Boundary Commission

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has issued the following press releases: Have your say on new political map of Cambridge Have your say on new political map of Hartlepool Borough Council Local electoral arrangements finalised for Dover District Council Local electoral arrangements finalised for Reigate and Banstead Borough Council Local electoral arrangements finalised for […]

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Elections Canada preps for possible spring vote as MPs set deadline for new law

iPolitics: Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer has revealed that the federal elections agency intends to be ready for an election by next April, five months before the fixed election date for 2019. Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault outlined the timetable as he informed a Commons committee this week that a sweeping bill to overhaul the Canada Elections […]

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How undemocratic is the House of Lords?

Democratic Audit: For our 2018 Audit of UK Democracy, Sonali Campion, Sean Kippin and the Democratic Audit team examine how the UK’s deeply controversial current second chamber, the House of Lords, matches up to the criteria for liberal democracies with bi-cameral legislatures. Now an almost-all appointed Chamber, the Lords has achieved recent prominence on Brexit and tax credits by exerting […]

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The Blog Transformed

Democracy Club: This week, we’re in Liverpool, we’re watching America, we’re reminded that there was such a thing as the Admiralty, we’re discussing open data on councillors, and there’s voter ID news. Phew.

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What makes a voting method good?

The Center for Election Science: If you’ve spent much time at The Center for Election Science website, then you probably know what a voting method is. A voting method is the method that voters use to put information on their ballots and how that information is calculated. Right now, the main voting method we use has […]

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Report outlines keys to election security

MIT News: The most secure form of voting technology remains the familiar, durable innovation known as paper, according to a report authored by a group of election experts, including two prominent scholars from MIT.

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