Friday, 4 April 2008

Electoral Commission starts elections consultation

The Electoral Commission has launched a consultation into the way elections are run across the UK. It follows their December 2007 paper which found that in a number of areas the electoral administration was stretched to "breaking point"

Andy O’Neill, the head of the Electoral Commission in Scotland, said: “While our independent review of the Scottish elections in 2007 by Ron Gould has already prompted debate we’re keen to move the discussion forward and identify the functions and principles of effective electoral administration that will deliver a first class service to electors and candidates. This is the first step we’re taking in that process to stimulate debate and discussion around issues impacting electoral administration.

“We want those with an interest in well run elections to engage with this debate about the need for change and give us their ideas on how we can deliver a system of electoral administration which serves the interests of the voter with impartiality and transparency.”

The consultation paper can be found here.

Hat tip: Holyrood Magazine

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