UK Electoral Data

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust have commissioned Paul Bernal and I to look at the topic of UK Electoral Data. The electoral process generates enormous volumes of data. The widespread availability of the data is important for democratic participation. It enables patterns of (non)participation to be traced and interventions to be developed to encourage turnout…Read more UK Electoral Data

Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Ghana available

The covid pandemic has been a profound challenge to electoral integrity worldwide. Our research project on covid and elections, funded by UKRI, has been tracing developments worldwide and identifying best practices. Country cases are being published regularly, and the case study on Ghana is now available. Download: https://www.idea.int/sites/default/files/managing-elections-under-covid-19-pandemic-conditions-the-case-of-ghana.pdf Read all materials: Elections and Covid-19 —…Read more Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Ghana available

Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Spain available

The covid pandemic has been a profound challenge to electoral integrity worldwide. Our research project on covid and elections, funded by UKRI, has been tracing developments worldwide and identifying best practices. Country cases are being published regularly, and the case study on Spain is now available. Download: Case study on Spain Read all materials: Elections…Read more Covid and Elections – new case study on lessons from Spain available

How will English polling stations compare to international practices, during the pandemic?

(This text is being updated as new measures are announced/clarified). Last updated: 1st March 2020. We now know a lot more about how the local elections in England will take place, this May. There had long been speculation that they would be delayed, with some media reports claiming that a postponement had been decided. The…Read more How will English polling stations compare to international practices, during the pandemic?