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Imagine! Belfast
24 March 2023

At this year's Imagine! Belfast festival, the Democracy Unit will be sponsoring a series of events as part of 'Democracy Day'. The team will be presenting preliminary findings from the Northern Ireland Assembly Election Study 2022 on the following themes:

  • What do voters think about the Protocol, a united Ireland, and Northern Ireland's devolved institutions? Do their views vary according to who they voted for?
  • Why do some people not vote?
  • Why do people support or oppose the Union?

More information about the festival can be found here.

UK Electoral Commission Board Event

The NIAES 2022 project hosted a two-day meeting of the UK Electoral Commission on 17-18 October 2022 at Queen’s University Belfast. Drawing on our 2022 data, we presented an analysis of turnout in Northern Ireland. We examined the main reasons for abstaining at election time.