Voting Rights

Stand Up and Be Counted!

Phill Hudson | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Politics
Phill Hudson

Whoever or wherever you are in Britain today the sad fact is millions of people mainly the under 30's are not exercising their right to vote, under 56% of under 24's are registered compared to 96% of over 65's...

Young Women Don't Get Politics? A Response to Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle

Amy Licence | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Politics
Amy Licence

Guilfoyle has not been smart enough to realise she been co-opted by a misogynistic culture, being made the mouthpiece for a worrying trend which she was in a position to reject. Luckily, the sort of young women whose experience she distrusts, often prove to be far more savvy when it comes to equality in the media.

Why the Voting System Needs to Change for People With a Learning Disability

Ismail Kaji | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK Politics
Ismail Kaji

Voting is an important part of life and it is important to me. This is the same for lots of people with a learning disability too. A new Mencap survey of people with a learning disability shows that 7 in 10 people think politics is important and want to vote in the general election in May 2015.

It's 2014 - So Why Are Blind and Partially-Sighted People Still Being Exluded From Voting?

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Politics
Lesley-Anne Alexander

There are still a large number of people who feel excluded from important votes and who are frustrated at not being able to exercise their right to vote, simply because the traditional process has not moved on. How can it be that in 2014, people with sight loss still cannot vote as easily as everyone else?

Electoral Commission Wants All Voters To Show ID At The Polling Station

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

All voters should be required to show proof of identity when they turn up at a polling station before they can cast their vote, the official UK electi...

Is Voting Too Cool for School...?

Sarupa Shah | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sarupa Shah

Maybe it's me but making a statement is something that makes some kind of impact, a wave or at the very least a ripple, preferably more. Yet when Russell and his new political brand and the likes of Jeremy Paxman say they don't vote, they have a political platform...

A Better Way to Revolution

Robin Lustig | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

I suggested a few days ago that urging people not to vote might not be the most effective way to bring about fundamental political change... Here are my thoughts on some other ways of acting politically without necessarily having to faff about putting a mark on a ballot paper next to the name of someone for whom you may have nothing but contempt. My slogan for today (yes, I know it's not original) is: Think Big, Act Small.

Dear Malaysia, Democracy Should Be Easier

Julian Tan | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

As 6 May looms (the date after the final votes are cast in Malaysia), I feel a certain excitement and dread for what the future holds. But I rest in the solace that I have done my part, and I hope you do yours too, fellow Malaysians.

Why Should We Give Prisoners the Vote?

Ellie Dawes | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Politics
Ellie Dawes

Quite a few people who I like and respect have spoken to me recently saying something along the lines of 'Can you believe they are telling us we should give prisoners the vote? Why the hell should prisoners have the vote?'