Tagged as turnout

Turnout: 2017 General Election

Turnout: 2017 General Election – Although the overall turnout of the 2017 General Election was 68.7% (up from 66.2% in 2015), the turnout in individual constituencies varied from 53% to 79.5%. Use the interactive tool below to see which constituencies had the lowest turnout.

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Turnout: 2018 Local Elections in London

Turnout: 2018 Local Elections in London – Turnout for the Local Elections is unfortunately often significantly lower than it is in General Elections, yet their effect on citizens’ and communities’ everyday lives is sometimes more visible.

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Turnout: 2016 EU Referendum

Turnout: 2016 EU Referendum – The 2016 UK referendum on membership of the European Union saw a huge overall turnout of 72.2% – higher than the 2017 General Election!

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Has the gender gap in voter turnout really disappeared?

Democratic Audit UK: While the gender gap in electoral representation is widely acknowledged, it is often assumed that there is no equivalent underrepresentation of women in voter turnout. However, Filip Kostelka, André Blais and Elisabeth Gidengil find that, while women vote in equal numbers in first-order national elections, less high-profile local and supranational elections still see a disparity in turnout between men and women, […]

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Are UK elections conducted with integrity, with sufficient turnout?

LSE Press: 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’. Toby S James looks at how well elections are […]

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Do party leaflets and canvass visits increase voter turnout?

Democratic Audit UK: Experiments in the US consistently find that Get Out The Vote campaigns boost participation at election time. Is the same true for Britain? Using a field experiment carried out in cooperation with the Liberal Democrats in May 2017, Joshua Townsley finds that leaflets and canvass visits did boost turnout, but that postal voters were unaffected by […]

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