Calls to abandon 'costly, undemocratic' voter ID trials

By Martin Ford | 11 September 2018

Introducing voter ID requirements in elections is the wrong solution for the wrong issue, a report published today has argued.

The Electoral Reform Society (ERS) has argued that voter ID will fail to tackle genuine dangers to democracy and risks excluding people from the voting process.

During May’s trials in Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking, 350 voters were turned away from the ballot box and did not return because they did not have the required ID. Further pilots are planned.

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