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Who oversees elections?

Post by: 12/04/2018 0 comments 387 views

This video discusses the electoral commission and the presiding officers that oversee elections and the duties they perform.

Video Information

This video covers:

  • The different bodies and individuals that oversee elections.
  • The different duties that are entailed, such as: fair and free elections, proper levels of campaign finance, etc.
Information for Teachers

Teachers can use this video as an introductory tool for students, at the start of a lesson, or as a summary at the end.

The video provides a sound summary of main topic areas and covers key points, including:

  • The protections and system that ensure fair and free democratic elections in the UK.
  • The different duties necessary to perform this function, and the different mechanisms for those duties depending on whether the election is local or national.
Credits

With thanks to

  • Adam Alfriyie MP
  • Natascha Engel MP

Image – Elizabeth Tower (UK Parliament-Jessica Taylor)

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