Voter ID pilots faced teething troubles

By Mark Conrad | 04 May 2018

Early responses to voter ID pilots across five areas of England suggest councils encountered problems – including long queues to vote and people being turned away from polling stations.

Five local authorities – Bromley LBC, Gosport BC, Swindon Council, Watford Council and Woking BC – experimented with voter ID programmes at this year’s local government elections, as part of the Cabinet Office’s wider plans to tackle voter fraud.

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