Irish News In the Spotlight feature

Siobhan Donaghy, CEO, Modern Democracy

What was your first job?

My very first job was working in my aunt’s restaurant in Ballymoney. I was there from age 11 to 18 and it is where I first really gained my work ethic as well as a taste for business as I watched how my aunt operated. 

Electoral Commission Survey

Modern Polling iPad in use in a polling station

It is official: using tablets at polling stations is easier – and affordable.

By Ann-Marie Slavin, Director of Strategy, Modern Democracy

The Electoral Commission recently shared with Election Officers the findings of its survey of polling station staff that participated in elections in 2023 – and it showed those using digital check-in platforms such as Modern Polling found the process easier and less stressful.

The Challenges of Delivering Change: An Opportunity for Progressive Councils!

The first two decades of this millennium have brought significant changes to electoral services. There doesn’t seem to be a pause in the pace of change for this new decade. The canvass reform will be implemented this year and in the queen’s speech the government indicated their intention to introduce new procedures at polling stations. While understanding the rationale for … Read More

Modern Democracy, Celebrate Successful Delivery of Modern Polling Solution in 2019 UK Elections

Modern Democracy, is celebrating the successful deployment of its revolutionary new digital technology in the UK’s 2019 local elections. Established in 2014, Modern Democracy already employs a team of 20. Its award winning Modern Polling platform, the first of it’s kind, was successfully deployed in 143 Polling Stations in England. Modern Polling brings an online electoral register to the Polling Station … Read More