By Areeq Chowdhury. Today, two out of three people will not turn out to vote in the Local Council and Devolved Mayoral elections taking place across England, Wales, and Scotland. … Continue reading Our democracy is so dated, it’s expired
By Christopher Walsh. With similar legal systems and a wide degree of cultural intelligibility, the UK can look to Ireland for efforts in reforming remote-based voting. In an era of … Continue reading Online voting: Movements in Ireland
By James Clark. The United States of America has the ingenuity and will power to facilitate voting for astronauts on board the International Space Station as Shane Kimbrough proved most … Continue reading Fighting for democracy: Online voting for the Armed Forces?
By Areeq Chowdhury. As we move towards building “a democracy that works for everyone”, we cannot afford to overlook the fact that our method of voting is an analogue one. … Continue reading Reimagine elections: Enabling a democracy that works for everyone
By Areeq Chowdhury. Last week, the Government published its long-awaited digital ‘transformation strategy’ which in the words of Cabinet Office Minister, Ben Gummer MP, aims to tackle the ‘disenchantment’ emanating … Continue reading The Government Transformation Strategy is yet another missed opportunity for digitalising democracy
By Marcus Edwards. The constituency boundary changes are a necessary measure to equalise the number of voters in each constituency. This is a positive step towards a more representative and … Continue reading Constituency boundary changes: A missed opportunity?
By Areeq Chowdhury. 2016 witnessed a memorable moment of history for the UK’s capital city when Sadiq Khan was elected the first Muslim Mayor of London. An outsider when he … Continue reading London is headed towards democratic dysfunction in 2020
By Areeq Chowdhury. I’ve finally had the chance to have a read of Eric Pickles’ long-awaited review into electoral fraud, and I think I agree with the analysis which describes … Continue reading Pickles’ election reforms risk creating further barriers to voting
By Nathalie Hulbert. Young people are being wrongfully underrepresented, and for no good reason. With the EU referendum fast approaching, it would appear that the younger and older generation are becoming increasingly … Continue reading It’s not what we decide on Thursday that’s worrying me. It’s how.
By Joe Carton. It’s Thursday, 23rd June 2016. 7:00am. Two weeks into the European Championships and four days before the start of Wimbledon. The alarm on your phone rattles the … Continue reading What referendum? How the credibility of British politics pivots on a developing democracy
By Mike Summers. For a country which seeks to lead the world in terms of technological innovation and has spent billions of dollars in modernising their election process, it seems … Continue reading Online voting: The future of voting? Observations from Salt Lake City
By Councillor James Beckles. Local authorities are at the heart of our communities; they deliver a wide range of services we need and their role ultimately is to improve the … Continue reading Local Government: An avenue for online voting?