Calls for fundamental elections rethink

By Jamie Hailstone and Dan Peters | 20 September 2016

Electoral administrators have called for a ‘root and branch review’ of the system after back-to-back polls in May and June pushed them to the limit.

In a new report, the Association of Electoral Administrators (AEA) warned the country’s election system ‘came closer to collapse than ever before’ as staff dealt with multiple elections on 5 May and the EU referendum the following month.

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