How do elections work?

polling station

Polling Station: Image (c) atache (flickr)

Want to know more about the legal side of how elections work?

What constitutes an ‘election expense’, and who pays for it? What about the expense involved in candidates driving around their constituency canvassing votes?

Who is responsible for the ballot boxes? How are the people undertaking the counting of ballot papers chosen, and what are their responsibilities in terms of secrecy? How is the count verified, and how are spoiled ballot papers determined?

All this information, and more, is contained in Parker’s Law and Conduct of Elections. Available from the Maps, Official Publications and Statistics Unit Enquiry Desk on level 7 of the library, this publication is regularly updated throughout the year, and is currently up to date to February 2015.

We’re open to visit Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, or contact us via email, or phone 0141 330 3176.

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