Online voter registration was in the news last week.In the US state of Washington citizens will be able to register to vote via Facebook. This will use a piece of software developed specially by Facebook and Microsoft.Meanwhile, in Britain, it was reported that Harrow has become the first local authority to allow online re-registration for those already on…Read more Is online registration a wolf in sheep’s clothing?
Electoral law is in the news again in the UK, and this time it's Wales' turn. Radical plans to reduce the number of constituencies in Wales were published by the Boundary Commission this week. But what do they mean for Wales? What is happening? One of the first Bills introduced to the UK Parliament by…Read more Electoral musical chairs comes to Wales – will voters and politicians lose out?
The Coalition government proposes to fast-track individual electoral registration (IER) for British elections before the 2015 general election. The proposals are currently being considered by the Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform. My evidence to the Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform is now available online to download here.The evidence draws from published…Read more The Impact of Individual Registration on British Elections