They’ve been called ‘the unsung heroes of democracy’, and in the past few years the UK’s electoral administrators have been facing unprecedented challenges that have placed enormous pressure on our voting system – multiple general and local elections, a new system of electoral registration, and referendums on Scottish independence and UK membership of the European Union to name but a few.
Our customers often joke that they’re asked what they do all year round when elections aren’t being held. The reality is that the work of an electoral team is constant and ongoing – it isn’t just a case of turning up on polling day.
Our latest blog covers just five of the major challenges facing the people who deliver democracy today. Can you guess what some of them are?