Are on you on the electoral register? Can you remember? The UK recently introduced online electoral registration, but there is no mechanism for citizens to check if they are already registered. The result is an avalanche of duplicate applications for electoral officials as citizens register again 'just in case'. Green Party co-Leader Caroline Lucas MP…Read more Why isn’t electoral registration fully online?
Introducing individual electoral registration into Britain was long predicted to have had an impact on student registration. Previously, they were automatically enrolled by their universities; now they are not, and many have fallen off the electoral roll as a result. But an amendment passed in the Lords this week would let them register at the same time as they enrolled…Read more Getting students onto the electoral register
Would elections be better run if they were organised centrally by the state? Or should local electoral officials be given more discretion to accommodate local preferences? This debate has ran most prominently for decades in the US. But there has been little academic research on the topic. I'm therefore pleased to see my article on…Read more Centralising Electoral Management