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Voting System Needs Updating, Says Watchdog

Magazine article Public Finance

Voting System Needs Updating, Says Watchdog

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The Electoral Commission has announced plans for a controversial revamp of the British electoral system in an effort to persuade more people to vote.

In a report published on August 27, the commission said the rules on running elections should be simpler. It proposes the setting up of independent electoral management boards to support and co-ordinate elections in Scotland, Wales and six English regions.

Its report, Electoral administration in the UK, calls on the government to consider a national register of individual voters, which could include a photo identity card to be produced at the ballot box. This would replace the current system, where the 'head of the household' provides the names of all eligible voters at the address.

Commission chair Sam Younger said: 'The planning and running of elections need to be more robust and co-ordinated. …

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