Tagged as voter ID pilots

Voter ID plans ‘deeply flawed’, says Electoral Reform Society

Government plans to make people prove their identity before voting are “deeply flawed”, the Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has warned. The scheme, which is being piloted in Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking for the local elections on 3 May, is designed to combat voter fraud. But the ERS says the new system could be a “calculated […]

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Tories in new race row over identity checks for elections

Government plans that will force people to prove their identities at polling stations in May’s local elections risk disenfranchising members of ethnic minority communities, according to a leaked letter to ministers from the equality and human rights watchdog. Read more…

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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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