Voter apathy

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Interruptions review – Stephen Jeffreys’ powerful inquiry into democracy
Through intriguing group scenarios, the impressive Represent cast consider politics and tyranny without resorting to pat solutions

Arifa Akbar

23, Nov, 2021 @1:18 PM

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Votes for children! Why we should lower the voting age to six | David Runciman
The long read presents Reconstruction after Covid: The generational divide is deforming democracy. But there is a solution

David Runciman

16, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on voting rights: don't import US-style suppression | Editorial
Editorial: Governments should promote elections, not undermine them. Tory plans for compulsory ID must be resisted

Editorial

09, Mar, 2021 @6:52 PM

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Are voters in the dark or in denial about Tory incompetence? | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an article by Andy Beckett on whether the electorate is bothered by the sheer incompetence of the Boris Johnson government

Letters

23, Aug, 2020 @5:11 PM

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Tony Blair says Tories and Labour engaged in 'populism running riot'
Former PM lambasts parties and says upcoming election is ‘weirdest of my lifetime’

Haroon Siddique

25, Nov, 2019 @11:31 AM

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Don’t let don’t-knows triumph at the polls | Brief letters
Brief letters: Boarding schools | Wellington college fees | Steve McQueen’s Year 3 project | Spike Milligan’s election advice | Shared ancestry | Parliamentary disillusion

Letters

12, Nov, 2019 @5:38 PM

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I grew up in Stalinist Albania, where voting was pointless. In Britain it’s essential | Lea Ypi
Election day is the one day when all citizens have power. It’s your duty to use it, says Lea Ypi of the London School of Economics

Lea Ypi

11, Nov, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Unconditional love is all very well for your pet – but not your political party | Adrian Chiles
Adrian Chiles: More than a third of the electorate didn’t bother going to the ballot box at the last election. I have been trying to find out why

Adrian Chiles

06, Nov, 2019 @4:02 PM

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Polls show voters aren’t sick of politics – they’re eager to have their say | Lawrence McKay
The electorate has seldom been more engaged with political issues, says political scientist Lawrence McKay

Lawrence McKay

30, Oct, 2019 @10:58 AM

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We need to get participatory democracy back on track | Letters
Letters: Colin Montgomery on tackling the political stalemate, Ian Flintoff on how to better inform and involve voters, and Jeremy Beecham on enhancing the role of local government

Letters

27, Oct, 2019 @5:37 PM

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Our voting system needs reform – not photo ID | Letters
Letters: Readers discuss the pros and cons of a government proposal for voters needing to have photo ID at the ballot box

Letters

16, Oct, 2019 @4:58 PM

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The real voter fraud is this government’s new ID plan | Zubaida Haque
The Tories have created a ‘crisis’, and their electoral bill will have a disproportionate impact on disadvantaged groups, says Zubaida Haque, deputy director of the Runnymede Trust

Zubaida Haque

15, Oct, 2019 @4:27 PM

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