Designing the Voter ID pilots in Britain

Toby S. James analyses the UK government's proposals to pilot voter ID and makes recommendations about how the pilots are organised and assessed. Christmas is a time for tinsel, presents and major policy announcements about British electoral law, it seems.  Last week, the government announced it would accept many of the…

Call for Papers: Building Better Elections, 11th ECPR General Conference Universitetet I Oslo, Oslo 6 – 9 September 2017

Building Better Elections: Election Management in Comparative Perspective 11th ECPR General Conference Universitetet I Oslo, Oslo 6 - 9 September 2017 Endorsed by the ECPR Standing Group on Comparative Political Institutions. We are delighted to be hosting our first event at the ECPR General Conference.  We are now inviting paper…

Decentralised electoral administration: a cure or curse for US elections?

Toby S. James from the University of East Anglia considers whether the decentralised nature of US elections helps or hinders the smooth running of electoral administration. Donald Trump’s claims that the US presidential election will be rigged have rightly been met with outrage and derision. Hillary Clinton called his remarks “horrifying”; incumbent president,…

Electoral Management Survey

[caption id="attachment_257" align="alignright" width="300"] Delegates from the 13th European Electoral Management Board Conference where the representatives endorsed the research project.[/caption] We are currently running a survey of electoral officials across Europe, and around the world. There has been considerable research undertaken into the laws that govern elections.  Research on electoral…

Welcome to the website

I am delighted (and slightly nervous...) to launch this website about electoral management.  The running of elections has been a long-held interest of mine since 2000 when the UK led the world with some innovations with postal and electronic voting. At the time it struck me how much research there was…