One of our main objectives is 'well run elections, referendums and electoral registration'. In this area you will find information on aspects of the work we do to support this objective.
In this section:
Relevant information in other areas:
- resources for getting people involved in democracy (Do Politics Centre website)
different voting systems (aboutmyvote website)
information on the electoral roll (aboutmyvote website)
Election report: action needed
We have published our statutory report on the UK Parliamentary general election on 6 May. The report follows our review into polling station queues and outlines our recommendations for immediate action to ensure future voter confidence.
- Our election report (PDF) and news release on the report
- Our earlier polling queues review (PDF) and news release
Future changes in voter registration
In July 2009, the Political Parties and Elections Act became law. The Act introduces a move from a system of household registration to a system of individual electoral registration in Great Britain.
In response, we developed a set of key principles which we consider to be vital in underpinning the implementation of this policy.