Changing electoral law introduction

Historically, the UK has robust and effective electoral rules. But many of the laws that set out how our elections are run have not been properly updated since the nineteenth century. Many of them are large, complex, and no longer fit for purpose.

This needs to change. We’ve identified four areas where things can be improved. We are working with the UK’s governments, parliaments and other important groups to make this happen.

Improvements

We want:

  • an electoral registration system fit for today
  • everyone to be able to vote with confidence, regardless of their access needs
  • electoral law that is easier for everyone to follow
  • everyone to be able to see who is spending money to campaign and influence voters at elections and referendums, regardless of the channels