Chileans mainly stay home despite better electoral system
Low voter turnout has featured in the first Chilean legislative election to be free of Pinochet-era electoral distortions. From the late 1980s – as the former military Junta faced losing … Continue reading
US states edge forward on automatic voter registration
A 10th US state has now legislated to automate the process of voter registration, bringing coverage up to 25% of the US population. In the United States automatic voter registration – … Continue reading
Australian dual citizenship rules could distort composition of Parliament
Australia’s late 19th-century constitutional bar on duel citizenships, combined with more modern 20th and 21st century national approaches to the notion of citizenship, threatens to make the Australian Parliament increasingly … Continue reading
Next UK electoral boundaries will leave ‘youth surge’ out
By late 2018 Britain is set to have new constituency boundaries for future House of Commons elections. But they will be based on December 2015 voter registration numbers, leaving out … Continue reading
French shrug, stay home from legislative election
The French have stayed away in droves from the first round of their national legislative election, with a shockingly low voter turnout of just 47%. Sunday’s election turnout result – … Continue reading
UK Election 2017 – Who gets represented in British Parliaments?
The House of Commons in Britain’s Parliament is meant to represent all the nation’s people. It doesn’t. The House just ended, elected in 2015, represented just 33% of registered voters. … Continue reading
UK Election 2017 – Who’s going to show up?
Are the young going to vote in large numbers and change the outcome of the UK elections? In 2015 only 43% of UK voters aged 18-24 turned out to vote. … Continue reading
Republicans stay home in congressional re-election
The first of five special elections to replace departing US Congressmen has seen over half of Republican party voters stay home. But who will take over Frank Underwood’s old seat in May? … Continue reading