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When does working together break the rules?

Electoral Commission blog: Promoting public confidence in the democratic process is at the heart of the Electoral Commission’s work. For the public to have confidence in the process, fairness and transparency are vital. And to provide that, we have laws that govern political and electoral finance which were set out by Parliament and are enforced by […]

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On election alert…

Democracy Club: We need your help to catch up with Super Thursday results and to be prepared for a snap election. Plus, want to join our book club? Read more…

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Unitary Notts council wins backing

A scheme to abolish district and borough councils has taken a significant step forward at a heated county council meeting. Proposals will now be put together on whether to create a new “super council” for Nottinghamshire. Read more…

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Help us scale in the event of a snap election

Democracy Club: When elections happen, we need to do a lot of work in a short amount of time. This is especially true of a snap election. In 2017 we had six weeks to ask every council for their polling station data, process, clean it and get it live on the site. Simultaneously we had over […]

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