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Voter ID What? Voter ID Who?

This year’s local elections will see the first voter ID pilot in Great Britain. It’s set to pilot in five councils: Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking. The pilot has good intentions: to reduce electoral fraud. The government says that the move comes after electoral fraud has more than doubled between 2014 and 2016, according to a report from […]

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Why Voter ID is a solution seeking a problem

The government will be trialling making ID mandatory at polling stations this May. Voters in Bromley, Woking and Gosport will have to show officials their papers before being permitted to exercise their right to vote. In Watford and Swindon voters will have to bring their polling cards with them.

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