Bite The Ballot have made Wednesday 5th February 2014 National Voter Registration Day. This is a great initiative. There have been citizen-led projects to increase voter registration in the USA for decades. The UK is only now catching onto the importance of this topic. Here are five things you might may not know about voter…Read more Five things that you may (not?) know about voter registration on National Voter Registration Day
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?
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