Online voting is the 21st century answer to poor voter turnout in the UK

By Areeq Chowdhury. You may have noticed a powerful image making the rounds on social media in the run up to the recent election, and it provides a damning verdict … Continue reading Online voting is the 21st century answer to poor voter turnout in the UK

Figures reveal thousands of ballots rejected due to voter confusion

Figures compiled from 100 constituencies by WebRoots Democracy have shown that over 4,000 ballots were rejected due to voters accidentally ticking more than one candidate in the 2015 General Election.  In … Continue reading Figures reveal thousands of ballots rejected due to voter confusion

Figures show 7 million using online voter registration, whilst less than a quarter register by paper

Data published by the Government shows that since the introduction of online voter registration last summer, more than 7 million people have registered to vote online with 2 million registering … Continue reading Figures show 7 million using online voter registration, whilst less than a quarter register by paper

Women are at risk of falling off the electoral register – and out of the political debate

By Councillor Abena Oppong-Asare. As we take the time to recognise and celebrate the achievements of women today, it’s important to recognise the low turnout of women at the last … Continue reading Women are at risk of falling off the electoral register – and out of the political debate

Far-right party, Britain First, now has the largest social media presence

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, WebRoots Democracy will be analysing the social media followings of the main political parties and publishing monthly ‘Election by Social Media’ results. This analysis … Continue reading Far-right party, Britain First, now has the largest social media presence

Election by Social Media

In the run up to the 2015 General Election, WebRoots Democracy will be analysing the social media followings of the main political parties and publishing monthly ‘Election by Social Media’ results. This analysis … Continue reading Election by Social Media