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New easy read guide helps people with learning disabilities to vote 

Authored by Mary

An easy read guide for voters with a learning disability has been launched by the Electoral Commission and Mencap, a charity which works with people with a learning disability. The guide has been designed to help those with a learning disability understand how to register and vote in the local elections on Thursday 2 May.

The Commission estimates that 1 in 4 people with a learning...

1 in 6 not registered to vote in South West

Authored by Mary

The Electoral Commission estimates that 16% of people are not registered to vote in the South West, as Plymouth and Exeter get set to go to the polls on 3 May.

The Commission’s brand new campaign “Got 5?” is encouraging people across the South West to register online at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote before the 17 April deadline if they have local elections in their area.

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Campaign to help prevent electoral fraud launched

Authored by News Desk

A new campaign to help prevent electoral fraud has been launched ahead of May’s local elections by the Electoral Commission, with the support of Crimestoppers, the independent crime reporting charity, and the Cabinet Office.

The ‘Your vote is yours alone’ campaign materials depict different types of electoral fraud offences taking place in a polling station or in someone’s home as they...

Film: Suffragette (2015)

Suffragette is the first feature film to tell the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who risked everything in the fight for equality. Based on true events, it explores the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote. Suffragette is the first British film for which the Houses of Parliament opened its doors as a location.

Introduced by Dr Kayla Parker, artist film-maker and Lecturer in Media Arts at Plymouth University, whose research interests include feminist film practices.

Director: Sarah Gavron Running time:...

Council on track to restore confidence in Election Service

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The Electoral Commission has just published its report on the General Election 2017 which notes the four key issues with Plymouth City Council’s handling of the election were around poll cards, postal votes, removal of voters from the register and the incorrect declaration at the count. These issues were identified in Dr Smith’s Independent Review, commissioned by the Council, which was...

Plymouth residents urged to check electoral information is correct

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Forms are being posted to over 100,000 households across Plymouth as part of the city council's annual electoral canvass, which checks the right people are registered to vote at each address.

The household enquiry form is sent to every household in the UK and it is a legal requirement to check the details listed and respond – even if you have no changes to make.

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Make sure you’re registered to vote in General Election

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If you want to vote in the general election on Thursday 8 June and you’re not already on the electoral register you have just over three weeks left to sign up.

Anyone who wants to have their say must register by midnight on Monday 22 May.

Council Chief Executive Tracey Lee said: “It’s really important that everyone who is entitled to vote is able to. If you want to have a say...

Make sure you’re registered to vote

Authored by Mary

Plymouth City Council is reminding residents to make sure their details are up-to-date and accurate on the electoral register.

More than 118,000 forms were posted to households across the city in July as part of the annual voter registration canvass and around 60,000 have so far been returned.

The authority is now sending reminders out asking people who haven’t responded to...

Time is running out to register to vote

Authored by Mary

If you haven’t registered to vote in this year’s local elections yet you have just days left,

The Plymouth City Council elections will take place on Thursday 5 May, along with the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Anyone who wants to vote in these elections and have their say must register by midnight on Monday 18 April.

The list of candidates standing in the...

Have you registered to vote?

Authored by Mary

If you haven’t registered to vote in this year’s local elections yet you have less than three weeks left.

The Plymouth City Council elections will take place on Thursday 5 May, along with the Police and Crime Commissioner elections.

Anyone who wants to vote in these elections and have their say must register by midnight on Monday 18 April.

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