Electoral Commission (@ElectoralCommUK )

Electoral Commission

Bio The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK
Location UK wide
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Account created 28-05-2009 00:07:32
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Twitter Web App : Howard O.Jones Hi Howard. On the third Tuesday of each month we publish an update of concluded investigations. You can see updates from previous months on our website. electoralcommission.org.uk/media-centre Thanks, BP.

Twitter Web App : longtime Tory Hi there. Allegations of postal vote fraud are investigated by the police. Separately, we have made recommendations to prevent postal vote fraud. Any changes to the law are a matter for the UK Government. You can read more on p5 of our booklet. Thanks, BP electoralcommission.org.uk/sites/default/…

Twitter Web App : We've published our monthly update of concluded investigations, including details of enforcement undertakings agreed with the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats. Rather than fine the parties, we've chosen to work with them to improve their compliance bit.ly/2KLxGAe

Hootsuite Inc. : ICYMI – last week we published the accounts of 11 political parties in Great Britain who spent a combined total of almost £100m in 2018. Find out more on our website ow.ly/azKn50vzxB9

Twitter Web App : #FridayFact Did you know there are currently 381 political parties in Great Britain and Northern Ireland? You can find out more here: search.electoralcommission.org.uk/Search/Registr…

Twitter Web App : Congratulations to everyone getting their A Level results today! If you’re moving away for further education, don’t forget to register to vote once you’re settled in! You can be registered to vote in more than once place. bit.ly/1mlm9SY #ALevelResults2019

Twitter Web App : Voters in Ukraine who are unable to make it to the polling station can apply to vote at home and polling staff visit them at their house. Mark, our electoral guidance manager, recently observed the elections in Ukraine and wrote a blog about his experience bit.ly/33smijY

Hootsuite Inc. : We sat down with the BBC’s Amol Rajan to talk about the urgent changes to the law that are needed in order to make digital campaigning more transparent for voters.
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Twitter Web App : We have also published details of four parties in Northern Ireland with an income or expenditure of over £250k. These parties reported a total of almost £1.8m in income and £1.9m in expenditure. Read more in our press release electoralcommission.org.uk/financial-acco…

Twitter Web App : Today we have published details of 11 parties in Great Britain with an income or expenditure of over £250k in 2018. These parties reported a combined total of almost £100m in both income and expenditure. Read more in our press release electoralcommission.org.uk/financial-acco…

Twitter Web Client : Electoral law was written when campaign materials were mostly printed and fails to reflect today’s digital society. We need legislation that ensures digital campaign materials contain information about who is responsible for producing and distributing them to voters.

Twitter Web Client : We need a more comprehensive approach to reforming electoral law. We want to see an overarching UK Elections Act brought forward to ensure clear, modern rules which are easy to follow and enforce. Similar legislation is also needed in Scotland and Wales.

Twitter Web Client : These pilots were set up by the UK Government to test different approaches to introducing ID requirements across Great Britain. Our evaluation report identified three key areas for further consideration. Read more in our press release electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/journal…

Twitter Web Client : We found that nearly everyone in the pilot areas who went to vote at their polling station was able to show the correct ID without difficulty. Important questions remain, however, about how an ID requirement would work at a poll with higher levels of turnout.