Parliamentary Briefings

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The 2019 Voter ID Pilots

Download as a PDF (387.6KB pdf) The government is once again piloting mandatory voter ID at the local elections on 2 May, despite overwhelming opposition to putting up barriers to participation through the introduction of...

Posted 01 May 2019

Bromley Voter ID billboard

Voter ID pilot schemes – Westminster Hall debate briefing

Download Briefing (210.1KB pdf) The government piloted mandatory ID at the 2018 English local elections. In Gosport, Swindon, Woking, Watford and Bromley, voters were required for the first time to bring a form of identification....

Posted 06 Jun 2018

Bromley voter ID project

Voters Locked Out: The Flaws of Voter ID in England

Download Briefing (182.7KB pdf) Introduction In August 2016, Sir Eric Pickles’s report, ‘Securing the ballot: review into electoral fraud’, was released. It was commissioned after an election court judgement in 2015 which barred the Mayor...

Posted 28 Apr 2018

Letter sent to Chloe Smith MP, Minister for the Constitution

Dear Minister, RE: Voter ID pilots We are writing to express our collective concerns for the Government plans to pilot identification in polling stations at the local government elections in May. The Government’s commitment to...

Posted 12 Mar 2018