Centralising electoral management

I gave a paper at the Political Studies Association Annual Conference in Manchester last week.  The paper was on the effects of centralising electoral management.  You can download the paper here.  The paper argued: Concerns about the quality of electoral management have been raised in many established democracies. The centralisation of electoral management has often been proposed to…Read more Centralising electoral management

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My evidence to Parliament’s Voter Engagement enquiry

I gave oral evidence to the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee's inquiry into Voter Engagement yesterday.  The Committee is concerned about levels of voter registration and turnout in the UK.  The inquiry is timely because voter engagement is a pressing problem for British elections and democracy. One in five people are now missing from the electoral register…Read more My evidence to Parliament’s Voter Engagement enquiry