Changes have been made to simplify and clarify the offence of undue influence. Undue influence is when someone uses, or threatens to use, force or violence to make someone vote a certain way or not vote at all. 

These changes apply to local elections in England, Police and Crime Commissioner elections in England and Wales, local and Assembly elections in Northern Ireland, and general elections in the UK including recall petitions. These changes do not apply to elections for the Senedd or the Scottish Parliament, or for local government elections in Scotland and Wales.