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Voting Methods

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 6 May 2008, Official Report, columns 794-5W, on voting methods, what assessment his Department or its predecessor Departments made of the effect of such weekend voting on turnout in these pilot schemes. (213581)

A full assessment of the advance voting pilot in Camden in May 2002 was published by the Electoral Commission in its report ‘Modernising Elections—a strategic evaluation of the 2002 electoral pilot schemes’. Manchester city council carried out its own assessment of its pilot scheme of May 2000.