back to article LGA and Socitm call for open election data

The Local Government Association and the Society of Information Technology Management (Socitm) are calling for local authorities to publish election information and results in an open format. The two organisations said the Open Local Election Data Project, which has been developed as a guide for council web managers and …

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Oh are they having local elections on May 6th as well.

You learn something every day.

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we got a nice yellow card informing us of the local elections, then the following week they sent out a second batch of white cards to inform us of the general election on the same day in the same polling stations with the only changes being "general election" instead of "local election" and the wards changed to constituencies

sending a single combined card would save money, and the governments primary job is to spend our money

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Not the council's fault

Election timetables are set by law. The council election timetable requires notification to be published before the general election was called.

It might not feel like it, but the legal timetable for a general election is incredibly tight. This could all be solved if we moved to fixed-term Parliaments.

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