6. Making sure electoral law is fair and effective in Wales


Our electoral system is underpinned by a legal framework which establishes how elections are delivered. It sets out who is allowed to vote and the various ways they can cast their vote. It sets out who can stand for elections, who can campaign, and how much they can spend. And it sets out how electoral administrators should deliver elections, including counting and declaring the results.

Given its cross cutting impact, we want to work with parliamentarians and governments to improve electoral law so that it is fit for purpose, reduces complexity, inefficiencies and risk, and enables innovation. We will work with others to reform electoral law by:

  • supporting effective consideration and implementation of legislation in the Senedd and the UK and Scottish parliaments
  • engaging with governments’ current electoral law reform agendas, while continuing to make the case for further reform
  • continuing to provide expert advice on the practicability and impact of any changes which could be made to improve the electoral system