electoral commission

Evaluation of Voter ID scheme Pilots

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Voice4Change England and a handful of MPs and Third Sector orgs were summoned to parliament to hear from the Electoral Commission their findings of the trial exercis

Last Thursday 19th July, the Electoral Commission reported on the outcomes of ID pilots carried out on voters during the May local elections in five districts (Bromley, Woking, Gosport, Watford and Swindon). The need to ask voters for more ID was obstensively to limit potential voter’s fraud. However, none of the areas looked at had any great history of fraudulent activity – and indeed, the absence voting fraud generally across the UK in elections is a common feature.

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