Workshop on Voter Registration and Electoral Fraud

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Room 1.02, First Floor, King's College London

Bush House North East Wing

40 Aldwych



United Kingdom

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The aim of this workshop is to bring together local councils, independent bodies and academics interested in voter registration methods and associated electoral fraud. Due to the scheduled voter ID pilots in UK local government elections, this is a popular topic and the academic community would benefit from hearing about the learning outcomes of the pilots. Additionally, the academics can provide quality input on this area due to the extended research on election integrity, voting systems and related technology (e.g. distributed ledger/blockchain). The workshop will focus on the political and technological questions surrounding this topic, therefore you should expect an interdisciplinary nature of presentations and roundtable discussions.

Note that this is an invitation-only workshop.


10:30 - 11:00 Registration & coffee

11:00 - 12:00

  • Keynote talk, Phil Thompson (Electoral Commission)

12:00 - 12:30

  • Voter ID and democracy: considering the wider impacts, Jessica Garland (Electoral Reform Society)

12:30 - 13:30

  • Discussion around voter ID pilots (representatives of selected councils)

13:30 - 14:30

  • Lunch

14:30 - 15:00

  • Social Media, Election Fraud and Blockchain Technology Solutions, Luke Riley

15:00 - 15:30

  • Electoral Registration and Voter Fraud in Britain: Putting problems into perspective, Toby James

15:30 - 16:00

  • Assessing the Impact of Individual Electoral Registration using the British Election Study, Edward Fieldhouse

16:00 - 16:30

  • Aggregate Turnout is Mismeasured, Chris Prosser

16:30 Closing

Confirmed Participants

(list being updated)

  1. Amanda Abayasekara (Principal Electoral Services and Elections Officer of Wandsworth Council)

  2. Melanie Adams (Electoral Registration and Services Manager of Brent Council)

  3. Gordon Amos (Electoral Services Manager of Watford Council)

  4. Sarah Birch (King's College London - Professor of Political Science)

  5. Damien Bol (King's College London - Lecturer in Political Behavior)

  6. Katie Bubb (Deputy Electoral Services Manager of Kingston upon Thames Council)

  7. Liam Budd (Parliament - Political Advisor in Labour Party)

  8. Areeq Chowdhury (Webroots Democracy - Chief Executive)

  9. Sarah Clarke (Senior Electoral Services Officer of Waltham Forest Council)

  10. Amrita Dhillon (King's College London - Professor of Economics)

  11. Edith Elkind (University of Oxford - Professor of Computing Science)

  12. Edward Fieldhouse (University of Manchester - Professor of Social & Political Science)

  13. Jessica Garland (Electoral Reform Society - Director of Policy and Research)

  14. Jane Green (University of Manchester - Professor of Political Science)

  15. Charlotte Griffiths (Election Manager of Woking Council)

  16. Toby James (University of East Anglia - Senior Lecturer in Public Policy & Politics)

  17. Grammateia Kotsialou (King's College London - Research Associate in Economics & Computation)

  18. Peter McBurney (King's College London - Professor of Computer Science)

  19. Alice Moseley (University of Exeter - Lecturer in Politics)

  20. Christopher Prosser (University of Manchester - Research Fellow on British Election Study)

  21. Alfio Puglisi (King's College London - PhD Candidate in Political Economy of Cryptocurrencies)

  22. Luke Riley (King's College London - Research Associate in AI, DLTs & Decentralised Governance)

  23. Peter Ryan (University of Luxembourg - Professor of Applied Security)

  24. Santiago Sanchez-Pages (King's College London - Senior Lecturer in Economics)

  25. Steve Schneider (University of Surrey - Professor of Cyber Security)

  26. Phil Thompson (Electoral Commission - Head of Research)

  27. Matt Willis (Electoral Services Officer of Brent Council)

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Room 1.02, First Floor, King's College London

Bush House North East Wing

40 Aldwych



United Kingdom

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