2019 has been an extraordinary year, electorally speaking, and there is every chance that 2020 will be the same, depending on the outcome of December’s general election. It may also see changes to the legislation governing elections if the promised introduction of voter ID materialises. Chief Executives and Returning Officers are personally responsible for the smooth running and delivery of elections putting their own individual reputations on the line. It is crucial that they keep up-to-date with legislative changes and share best practice to deliver a secure, accurate and efficient democratic process, especially as that process comes under increasing levels of public scrutiny.
This Solace Annual Election Conference will reflect on lessons from the previous year and look forward to the next to ensure you are best placed to face whatever 2020 may bring. keep your skills and knowledge of this challenging technical area up to the pace of change.
The Conference will bring you up-to-date with recent legislative changes and will feature case studies which focus on the key issues faced by all Returning Officers, setting out the things you need to know to keep your election service safe from challenge.