The report - jointly published by the Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission recommends reforms to simplify, clarify and improve electoral law.
Electoral law in the UK is currently spread across 25 major statutes. It has become increasingly complex and fragmented, and difficult to use. The reforms, if enacted, will reduce the confusion around the electoral process and introduce a range of improvements to ensure that elections are fit for purpose in the 21st Century.
The Law Commissions are making a series of recommendations to improve the effectiveness of electoral law including rationalising existing law into a single, consistent legislative framework, introducing reforms to online campaign material and updating the conditions required for suspending a poll.