Voter apathy

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Will the UK’s strict new voter ID laws damage democracy?
For the first time this year, voters will have to show photo ID before casting their ballot. These rules risk damaging the integrity of elections, not enhancing it

Presented by Nosheen Iqbal with Peter Walker; produced by Tom Glasser, Rose de Larrabeiti and Solomon King; executive producer Phil Maynard

16, Jan, 2023 @3:00 AM

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Wednesday briefing: The (un)intended consequences of voter ID
In today’s newsletter: Why a purported solution to concerns about voter fraud may create a whole set of new problems instead. An electoral systems expert explains how

Archie Bland

30, Nov, 2022 @6:52 AM

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Call these voter ID laws what they really are: voter suppression and an attack on young people
Older people lean Conservative – no wonder the government wants to keep younger ones away from ballot boxes, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Lords rally to protect independence of UK’s Electoral Commission
Boris Johnson’s government faces new defeat over what critics say is democratic meddling

Toby Helm Political editor & Michael Savage Policy editor

24, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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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


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


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


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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