Prime Ministers will no longer have the right to call a General Election at a time of their own choosing after Parliament passed the historic Fixed-term Parliaments Bill.
Plans to create an expensive database of electors are to be abandoned.
Overseas and service personnel voters will be given more time to return their ballot papers under proposals to extend the electoral timetable published by the Government.
New steps that voters will be required to take to be included on the electoral register.
The Government has published comprehensive proposals for a smaller, reformed House of Lords, to which members are elected
The Government welcomes the motion passed unanimously yesterday in the National Assembly for Wales signifying that it wished the UK Government to bring forward provision to defer the Welsh Assembly 2015 general election to 5 May 2016 in order to avoid elections coinciding in May 2015.
Two months before the May election, the Government has confirmed the support that will be available for members of the Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan who wish to vote in the referendum and elections on 5 May.
The first ever referendum giving voters a say on how their MPs are elected will be held on 5 May 2011, following the successful passage of the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Act.
Disabled people who want to become councillors or MPs will have access to a fund to help them overcome the barriers they face, under proposals published by the Government today.
A law that automatically expel MPs from Parliament if they have a serious mental health condition is to be abolished.
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