Archive for March 2019

Votes for 16-year-olds should be based on wider evidence

Votes for 16-year-olds should be based on wider evidence, not just a need for participation Andrew Mycock, University of Huddersfield and Jonathan Tonge, University of Liverpool The announcement that 16 and 17-year-olds in Wales will be given the right to vote in local council elections comes as part of a wider package of proposals to…

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Digital voting is a game changer

Digital voting is a game changer but we have to get it right If successful, electronic voting poses a serious threat to the great British queue. Ruth W Steve Schneider, University of Surrey The UK may be taking its first, tentative steps towards introducing online voting with the establishment of a Commission on Digital Democracy.…

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Which online tools can really help you decide how to vote?

Which online tools can really help you decide how to vote? Undecided? Have a punt online. Shutterstock political gamble Ben Worthy, Birkbeck, University of London Away from the ground war in the streets and air war in the mainstream media, the 2015 election is, in many ways, an online affair. The parties are spending big…

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Scotland eyes a youthquake with online voting

Scotland eyes a youthquake with online voting: here are some tips from past pilots Toby S James, University of East Anglia One achievement for 2017, as the year comes to an end, is that it has added a new word to the English language: youthquake. The idea is that previously silent and apathetic young people…

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