Same Day Registration

7 Jun 2016

It's time to talk about automatic voter registration

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the EU referendum. In most of Europe, that concept would be considered strange. Every election we see the same thing: a huge rush to register to vote a day or two before the deadline. And it will be no less the case today. On Friday alone, 186,000 people applied to register to vote online, according to government data . That compares with the usual 10- […]
5 Feb 2016

Time for a Registration Revolution

Today is National Voter Registration day, launched by our friends at Bite the Ballot . Voter registration is an integral part of our democracy. If you’re not registered you can’t vote. Electoral boundaries are now also drawn based on the register , meaning under registration could lead to distortions in the boundaries. In December 2015 Britain finished the biggest change to electoral registration […]