Electoral fraud since 2010

Sir Eric Pickles, the Government’s Anti-Corruption Champion, has carried out a review of electoral fraud and has made fifty recommendations on what could be done to tackle the problem. The Government has now published its response. This Briefing Paper provides information about electoral fraud since 2010 and includes details of the reports published by the Electoral Commission and the Association of Chief Police Officers on cases of alleged electoral malpractice.…

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Individual Electoral Registration

This Commons Briefing Paper provides information about the introduction of the new system of electoral registration (IER) in Great Britain and funding both for the transition period and to support a range of initiatives to increase the level of voter registration among under-registered groups, including students. Registration in Northern Ireland has been on an individual basis since 2002.…

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Prisoners’ voting rights (2005 to May 2015)

Prisoners serving a custodial sentence do not have the right to vote under UK law. Prisoners on remand are able to vote under the provisions of the Representation of the People Act 2000. This Standard Note provides a narrative of events from the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on 6 October 2005, in the case of Hirst v United Kingdom (No 2), to the May 2015 General Election.…

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