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Individual electoral registration still needs a lot of work, if it is not to be a car crash for British democracy

James, Toby (2013) Individual electoral registration still needs a lot of work, if it is not to be a car crash for British democracy. Democratic Audit Blog (15 Jul 2013). Website.

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Abstract

Most of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition’s original programme of constitutional reform has conspicuously failed to get implemented (notably AV, Westminster boundary changes and House of Lords reform). Yet, individual electoral registration (IER), making each voter register themselves instead of a ‘head of household’ doing it, has been pushed through and implementation is about to start. The Electoral Commission calls this the ‘biggest change to the voter registration process since the universal franchise was introduced’. Toby James shows how the reform may yet mean a giant step backwards for British democracy, unless implementation is superbly handled.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © Democratic Audit UK; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2013 10:58
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2019 23:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53046

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