Annex 5: Hansard Society question on encouraging
participation in future elections |
As part of the Hansard Society's regular Audit of
Political Engagement, members of the public were asked which changes
they would support to encourage more people to participate in
future elections. The responses to this question are show below.
|Which of the following changes would you support to encourage more people to participate in future elections?
Please select your top three
|Online voting ||45
|Making Election Day a public holiday
|A right to register to vote up to and including Election Day
|Votes at 16 ||17
|Compulsory voting but with abstention / 'none of the above' option on the ballot paper
|An all-postal vote election
|Don't know ||9
GfK NOP interviewed a representative quota sample of 1,123
adults aged 18+ in Great Britain, face to face in respondents'
homes, between 20th November and 5 December 2014. In order to
make comparisons between the white and BME populations and between
England, Scotland and Wales more statistically reliable, booster
interviews were conducted.