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So much for #pencilgate: the referendum wasn’t rigged – but Britain’s electoral machinery needs fine-tuning

James, Toby and Clark, Alistair (2016) So much for #pencilgate: the referendum wasn’t rigged – but Britain’s electoral machinery needs fine-tuning. Democratic Audit UK (13 Sep 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Despite widespread fears to the contrary, the EU referendum passed off without major problems. But the vote revealed underlying problems with Britain’s electoral system – most notably the difficulty of registering to vote. Toby S James and Alistair Clark, authors of a new report by the Electoral Commission on the quality of electoral administration at the referendum, say the burden on cash-strapped officials is growing. Indeed, nearly half of local authorities say they don’t have enough funding to maintain the electoral register.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://www.democraticaudit.com
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > Democratic Audit Blog
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2017 12:16
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2019 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/80568

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