Millions of people incorrectly registered to vote, study finds
A new study has revealed that up to 9.4 million people are not registered properly to vote, leading to calls to reform the system.
'Nearly everyone' showed correct ID in voter trials
An independent evaluation of voter ID trials in May has found they were a success and ‘nearly everyone’ showed the correct identification.
Counting the costs of the 'break-neck speed' EU elections
Returning officer Ian Miller writes in a personal capacity about the lessons Government and the House of Commons must learn after two major elections within three weeks - and he backs the recent Localis call for five-year terms for councillors.
Council launches internal review after 'scandalous error'
Plymouth City Council has launched an internal review of its voter registration processes after one election candidate accused it of a ‘scandalous error’.
EU citizens ‘denied’ vote in European elections
EU citizens living in the UK complained of having their right to vote for an MEP ‘denied’.
EXCLUSIVE: Violence could delay EU poll
Polling at the EU elections may be suspended if rioting or open violence breaks out today, returning officers have been told.
Voter ID plans slammed as 'undemocratic'
Mandatory voter ID requirements will seriously damage democracy, the Electoral Reform Society has warned again ahead of the local elections this week.
New batch of voter ID pilot areas announced
Eleven pilots for voter ID checks will be carried out at next year’s elections.
Government urged to halt voter ID
Ministers have come under renewed pressure to halt plans to expand compulsory voter ID pilots.
More voter identification trials needed - Electoral Commission
Trials of voter identification have worked well, according to the Electoral Commission’s official evaluation.
Voter ID plans 'totally unnecessary'
The Government’s plans to make voter ID compulsory during the upcoming local elections are ‘over-bearing and totally unnecessary,’ the Electoral Reform Society has warned today.
Don't take a Gambia on voting!
Diary welcomes the news that The Gambia has re-joined the Commonwealth after almost five years outside the institution.
Eight out of ten people think elections are well run
Eight out of ten people believe elections are well run and free from fraud, according to research by the Electoral Commission.
‘Large deposits for mayor are undemocratic’
The ‘excessively large’ deposits needed to run to be a combined authority mayor are a ‘travesty of democracy,’ the leader of the Local Government Association’s independent group has said.
CIPFA warning as General Election called
MPs should not use the snap General Election to make ‘undeliverable promises’ about the future funding of public services, experts have warned.
Dispatches from the Polling Place
After spending time in American during the height of election fever, Paul Wheeler explores some of the stranger traditions of the US voting system
Electoral Commission warns 2020 polls could create administrative chaos
Electoral officers have warned the ‘unprecedented’ number of elections taking place in 2020 will create ‘significant risks’ for council administrators.
'Too many voters' not correctly registered
‘Still too many voters’ are not correctly registered following the transition to individual electoral registration (IER), the outgoing chair of the Electoral Commission has said.
Adventures of the speckled voter
Paul Wheeler says the flash flood of last minute voter registrations shows a failing electoral system and a case worthy of Baker Street's famous detective
Voter extension throws election planning into disarray
Plans to extend the deadline for registering to vote in the European Referendum have thrown local authority electoral plans into disarray.