Month: March 2014

Why we should keep postal voting in the UK

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Richard Mawrey QC claimed yesterday that postal voting was ‘not viable’ in the UK yesterday.

I written a blog post for Eastminster and the Democratic Audit which has been published today, offering a reply, and explaining why we should not be so hasty to scrap it.

Similar arguments were raised today in separate posts from Stephen Twigg MP and Jessica Garland of the Electoral Reform Society.

 

 

Election-day registration in Britain: an idea whose time has come?

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Earlier in the month the Labour Party suggested that we should consider election-day registration in the UK.  This is something that I have thought would make a good evidence based policy.  This week I have published my thoughts on Eastminster and the Democratic Audit this proposal.

You can also view my evidence to the parliamentary select committee that is considering how to increase UK voter engagement.