Idox acquisition of Halarose Ltd

We are delighted to announce that Idox, a major provider of software and solutions to the UK public sector and a leading supplier of electoral solutions, has completed the acquisition of Halarose Ltd.…

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Halarose User Group Workshop and Meeting, July 2017

The snap general election followed only 5 weeks after local elections thereby applying extra pressure on election officers, and pushing many holidays into later June which had to be taken swiftly before the canvass start. Despite the crazy few months, we organised and ran a successful User Group event in Birmingham last week!…

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How Would ‘Votes at 16’ Change the Future of General Elections?

‘Votes at 16’ is the official campaign calling for a lower voting age. It currently stands at 18, which excludes a number of politically active youngsters from participating in elections. Should it be changed? Or is 16 simply too young to vote? This post explores how reducing the voting age to 16 could change the future of British voting.…

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Is the UK’s Voting System Outdated?

UK parliamentary elections are decided using the First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system. They have been for some time, but is it out of date? Many other countries have changed to different voting systems, to update the way the public vote. Is it time Britain did the same? This post discusses whether it’s time for a change from the traditional voting system.…

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Is Political Polling Losing Its Touch?

In the lead up to every election and referendum, pollsters try to gauge the nation’s voting intention. How? They do it by surveying a relatively small sample of the public – usually in the thousands – who they feel are representative of the nation as a whole. And for the most part, historically, they’ve got it right. However, some elections in the past decade have thrown up surprises for the pollsters. Read on as we explore whether political polling is still the reliable barometer it used to be.…

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Two Alternatives to the UK’s ‘First Past the Post’ Voting System

The 2017 General Election was decided using the First Past the Post (FPTP) voting system. It’s been used in Britain for well over 100 years. And we’re not alone. It’s also the choice for the US, Canada and India as well as a whole host of smaller countries worldwide. But it’s often criticised for failing to give a fair representation of voters’ selections. And are the other systems fairer? And how would they have affected the 2017 result? Read on as we look at two alternatives to FPTP.…

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Latest General Election News on Twitter

With fewer people finding time to read their daily newspaper, the Twittersphere is fast becoming the most popular source of news. Updates are instant, easy to access and wide ranging. The problem is filtering out the irrelevant (and even fake) news stories.…

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Turnout woes: how can a country get people voting?

With voter registration deadline for the June general election approaching within a few hours, it is interesting to follow the numbers and see an overall increase in registered voters (https://www.gov.uk/performance/register-to-vote). However we are still due to see what the actual voter turnout on 8th June will be.…

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