Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Voter ID pilot is a good thing - it is already the law in N Ireland + most other countries, and prevents voter fraud

Plans to demand proof of identity before voting in a bid to combat electoral fraud are quite right in  my view. Councils in England, including Bradford and Birmingham, will trial the pilot scheme at local elections in 2018.
The government Wants to "ensure the integrity" of the electoral system.
Labour bizarrely have said it amounted to voter "suppression".
Different local authorities will trial different types of ID, including driving licences, passports and utility bills, before reviewing the evidence
Northern Ireland already requires voters to show ID before casting their vote.

The full story is here from the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38440934
As always please write in and tell me what you think. I support this pilot.