Voter ID trials ‘risk disenfranchising vulnerable people’ – The Guardian

‘A group of more than 40 charities, campaign groups and academics have written to the government to warn that plans to trial compulsory voter ID at the local elections in May risk disenfranchising large numbers of vulnerable people.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

How the Prisoner Voting Debate Finally Came to a Close – Rights Info

Posted December 12th, 2017 in elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘Former PM David Cameron once said that the thought of giving prisoners the vote made him feel “physically sick.” It was just one comment, but it’s reflective of just how emotive the debate over prisoner voting has been.’

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Rights Info, 12th December 2017

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Government reportedly planning to allow some UK prisoners to vote – The Guardian

‘The UK government is reportedly to scrap its blanket ban on prisoners being allowed to vote, 12 years after the European court of human rights ruled that it was unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 29th October 2017

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Domestic abuse survivors to ‘regain their voices’ under plans to reform voter anonymity – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 4th, 2017 in anonymity, domestic violence, electoral register, legislation, news, victims by sally

‘Domestic abuse victims are to “regain their voices” with a new law which will make it easier for them to register to vote anonymously, campaigners have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd September 2017

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Electoral Commission calls for action on duplicate registration applications – Local Government Lawyer

Posted July 19th, 2017 in elections, electoral register, internet, news by sally

‘Urgent action is needed to reduce both the scale and the administrative impact of duplicate registration applications ahead of future polls, the Electoral Commission has said.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th July 2017

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Government faces Lords defeat over registration of student voters – The Guardian

Posted March 6th, 2017 in amendments, bills, electoral register, news, parliament, universities by sally

‘The government is facing another defeat in the Lords over student voter registration a day before crucial Brexit legislation returns to the upper chamber.’

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The Guardian, 6th March 2017

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Theresa May heading for fight over ‘perverse’ election boundaries review that will slash MP numbers – The Independent

Posted September 9th, 2016 in elections, electoral register, news, parliament by tracey

‘Theresa May is on a collision course with Parliament over controversial plans to redraw the election map of the UK after Conservative MPs attacked them, with one branding them “perverse”. The review of constituencies due to be published next week will see the number of MPs in the Commons slashed from 650 to 600.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2016

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Former councillor jailed for supplying false information ahead of election – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 25th, 2016 in elections, electoral register, fraud, local government, news, sentencing by sally

‘An ex-councillor has been jailed for two months after pleading guilty to supplying false information to an electoral registration officer.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th August 2016

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

British expats lose legal battle for right to vote in EU referendum – The Guardian

‘The high court has rejected an attempt to force the government to grant millions of UK citizens living abroad a vote in this June’s EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2016

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Lord Falconer: government must clean up assisted dying legal mess – The Guardian

‘Shadow justice secretary pushing private member’s bill that he hopes could reform a law he sees as no longer enforceable.’

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The Guardian, 1st June 2015

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UK prisoner voting rights breached, European judges rule – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2015 in elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘The rights of more than 1,000 UK prisoners were breached when they were prevented from voting in elections, European judges have ruled.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2015

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Fraud crackdown could wipe millions from the electoral roll – The Independent

Posted October 28th, 2014 in electoral register, fraud, news, young persons by sally

‘Millions of Britons could be unable to vote in future elections as a consequence of the Government’s crackdown on electoral fraud.’

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The Independent, 27th October 2014

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UK prisoners denied the vote should not be paid compensation, ECHR rules – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2014 in compensation, courts, elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘The European court of human rights (ECHR) has ruled that prisoners who have not been allowed to vote should not be paid compensation.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2014

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Strasbourg payout ruling due on jail vote ban – BBC News

Posted August 12th, 2014 in compensation, courts, elections, electoral register, human rights, news, prisons by sally

‘The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is due to rule on whether prisoners who have been denied the vote should get compensation.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2014

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Dog owner faces jail for allegedly registering rottweiler to vote – The Guardian

Posted April 29th, 2014 in dogs, electoral register, news by sally

‘A dog owner whose rottweiler was sent a voting card could face jail after being reported to the police for allegedly providing false information to the electoral roll.’

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The Guardian, 28th April 2014

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Data Matching Pilot Schemes – Panopticon

Posted August 1st, 2012 in electoral register, legislation, news, pilot schemes by sally

“The Electoral Registration Data Schemes Order 2012, SI 2012/1944 (‘the Order’), made and coming into force on 17 July 2012, pursuant to Sections 35 and 36 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 (‘the 2009 Act’), gives effect to proposals for local Electoral Registration Officers (“EROs”) to run data matching pilot schemes.”

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Panopticon, 1st August 2012

Source: www.panopticonblog.com

Local Government Law Update – 11 KBW

Posted May 14th, 2012 in bills, budgets, electoral register, local government, news, rates by sally

Local Government Law Update (PDF)

11 KBW, 11th May 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening)

Posted August 2nd, 2010 in electoral register, forfeiture, law reports, political parties by sally

Regina (Electoral Commission) v City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court (United Kingdom Independence Party intervening) [2010] UKSC 40; [2010] WLR (D) 211

“Where the Electoral Commission brought forfeiture proceedings under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 against a registered political party in respect of its acceptance of an impermissible donation the court had a discretionary power under s 58(2) to order partial forfeiture of the value of the donation if, in the particular circumstances, it was proportionate to do so.”

WLR Daily, 30th July 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Information Commissioner calls for new powers and ban on electoral roll sale – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 14th, 2008 in data protection, electoral register, news by sally

“The Information Commissioner has repeated his call for more powers to protect personal data and has said that local authorities should not be selling the electoral roll to marketers.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 14th July 2008

Source: www.out-law.com

‘Ban town halls from selling voter data’ – The Independent

Posted July 11th, 2008 in advertising, electoral register, news by sally

“A wide-ranging clampdown on the sources of junk mail, cold-calling and spam email was proposed by an official report today.”

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The Independent, 11th July 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk