Blogs tagged with 'Community'

Web Content Accessibility

With so much content being produced for the web, are you confident that your messaging is being properly received by your audience across multiple browsers and devices?

With such a high emphasis on web-based content and resources, it is crucial to ensure that there is a guaranteed level of accessibility for each user. Our latest blog post takes a look at Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and their provisions.

So what comes to mind when you think about politics?

At ERS we have always attached a lot of importance to our relationship with the wider community – social responsibility has always been at the forefront of our company vision.

This philosophy extends to regular work experience placements, in which students from local schools and colleges spend a week or two at ERS, getting to know the wide range of services that we are responsible for.

Scotland Decides

There is no question that the big news story in the world of elections this week is the Scottish Independence Referendum. On Thursday 18th September Scottish voters will vote on the following question; “should Scotland be an independent country?”  


History in the making

eSTV and vote counting software

Electronic voting software has demonstrated enormous potential for streamlining the elections process, improving cost-efficiency and offering greater security. 

This week’s article takes a look at electronic voting software, its inherent benefits and risks, and its use within the context of the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system.


The STV system

The Single Transferable Vote is a preferential voting system designed to minimise wasted votes and enable proportional representation.

Gamification and its role in democratic engagement

There has been a great deal of recent discussion concerning methods of encouraging voter participation. These range from community-led events, such as Bite the Ballot’s recent National Voter Registration Day, to the introduction of innovative new strategies. Our latest blog article looks at Gamification, its function within democracy and political initiatives, and current discussions surrounding its potential benefits.


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