Voters will be turned away at the local elections for lacking the right ID

Author:
Lizzie Lawless, Membership and Digital Officer

Posted on the 1st May 2024

Thursday 2nd May 2024 was a historic local election for all the wrong reasons. For the first time, voters in Wales and some parts of England will be turned away from polling stations, as they try to elect their representatives, for lacking the right forms of ID.

Voter ID was first used in the UK for May’s local elections in England in 2023. We know at least 14,000 eligible voters were denied their democratic right to cast their ballots in the local elections. How many will be turned away today?

Have you been turned away from a polling station?

Make sure you share your experience, we’d love to hear what happened, but also share it on any social media accounts you have.

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Please explain why you couldn't vote in the 2024 local elections in England and Wales.
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