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Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Election Fraud

The Electoral Commission has confirmed that the UK does not have widespread election fraud.  Frankly, given how easy it can be to break election law and how election campaigns re inevitably partisan, I am surprised more offences are not reported.  What is more worrying is that the move to individual registratiion will embed an unfairness in the system, where large parts of the population will be unrepresented.  In places like Brent, I can imagine that meaning the majority of voters coming off the register.

1 comment:

Sagar Shah said...

It's worth pointing out that individual voter registration was a policy passed by the last Labour government.

What the current ConDem government has done is to bring forward the implementation date, presumably because they expect more Labour voters to drop off the electoral roll than those of other parties and thus seek to boost their re-election chances.

What I don't know is why Labour ever thought this policy was a good idea in the first place.

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