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This factsheet is provided to help and support your organisation if you are planning to run a community event or an externally funded project.Type: Factsheet24-04-2006
Most people vote at elections by going to a polling station. However it is possible instead to cast an 'absent' vote, that is, the voter does not have to be physically present at a polling station to vote. There are two ways to do this, by post (postal vote) or by appointing someone else (a proxy vote) to vote on your behalf. This factsheet looks at how absent voting takes place and recent changes to the law.Type: Factsheet29-07-2005
An election is held every five years to choose the 785 members of the European Parliament (known as MEPs) from the 27 countries that make up the European Union. 72 MEPs are elected to represent the United Kingdom. MEPs have an important say in a wide range of laws affecting people who live in EU countries. They also deal with the EU budget that supports many projects in the UK and they have an important role in overseeing how EU funds are spent.Type: Factsheet06-06-2005
This factsheet looks at how the Single Transferable Vote works.Type: Factsheet20-04-2005