Hello, and thank you for your interest in this project. My name is Greg Stride and I am a PhD student at the University of Exeter researching the views of electoral administrators. Many of you will have heard from me during the first stage of this research; an online survey conducted in the summer of 2020. Thanks to the generous participation of over 100 members of electoral service departments across the country the project has produced huge amounts of data on the views of electoral administrators. These surveys will form the bedrock of my analysis.
This brings us on to the second stage. I am looking for election administrators to participate in online interviews about election integrity in England. The interviews will last around 30 minutes and will be conducted using Microsoft Teams (although I can be flexible on the software depending on need) and recorded on my computer.
The interviews will cover a wide range of topics, from the current state of the electoral process in England, to ways in which the process could be improved, to what it’s like to work in the industry and your interactions with members of the public. If there’s any topic you would rather avoid I will happily steer clear, and if there’s any you would especially like to talk about then I can make sure we have time.
If you are interested in participating, or if you have any other question about the project, please contact me at email@example.com.
Thank you again for your time.
I am a PhD student at the University of Exeter and this research forms part of my PhD. My supervisors are Professor Susan Banducci and Doctor Alice Moseley. My PhD is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).