Electoral Law: The Urgent Need for Review Contents



1 Electoral law and our inquiry

The Committee’s inquiry

2 The urgency of updating electoral law

Candidates, agents and political parties

Electoral administrators


Challenging elections - the election petition

A central complaints mechanism

Electoral law reform - simple consolidation or more radical reform?

Digital campaigning

3 Reducing fraud and improving voter confidence in elections

Voter ID

The Government’s policy

The merits of voter ID

The results of the 2019 pilots

Postal voting

4 Intimidation of candidates and campaigners

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Published: 1 November 2019