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Other useful information about elections
This page contains links and advice regarding Elections and related issues that you may find useful.
- Electoral Commission
- Department for Constitutional Affairs
- Unwanted direct 'junk' mail & telephone calls
- Supporting people with a learning disability in the voting process
The Electoral Commission are an independent body that was set up by Parliament in November 2000. They aim to increase public confidence - and encourage people to take part - in the democratic process within the United Kingdom by modernising the electoral process, promoting public awareness on electoral matters and regulating political parties.
For more information, visit the Electoral Commission Website.
The Department for Constitutional Affairs (also known as the DCA) are responsible in government for upholding justice, rights and democracy;
- Justice - responsibilities include running the courts and improving the justice system
- Rights - responsibilities include human rights and information rights law
- Democracy - responsibilities include law and policy on running elections and modernising the constitution.
For more information visit the Department for Constitutional Affairs Website.
Even if you have chosen not to be included on the edited register, you may still receive some unwanted mail. If you do not want direct or 'junk mail' sent to your home, ask the Mailing Preference Service to stop it. To register for the Mailing Preference Service telephone 0845 703 4599 or visit the Mailing Preference Service's website.
A similar service exists for those who receive unwanted telephone calls. To register with the Telephone Preference Service telephone 0845 070 0707 or visit the Telephone Preference Service website.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced a 'Right to Vote' pack to support people with a learning disability in the voting process. This can be downloaded below:
Voting is an important right and an important part of being a citizen yet many people with learning disabilities don't get a chance to vote. The 'Right to Vote' pack tells people how to register to vote and what to do at the polling station. There is also a fact sheet for people who support voters with learning disabilities. For more information regarding the 'Right to Vote' pack, visit the Equality and Human Rights Commission Website.
If you require any further advice or information, please contact Electoral Services on 0115 8764111 or email us at: email@example.com.