The Electoral Reform Society has warned that plans for voters to have to prove their identity before being allowed to vote are “deeply flawed”.
The society said the proposals were a ‘calculated effort by the Government to make voting harder for some citizens’. The proposals will be put to the test in pilot schemes to be held in five councils in the local elections next work. People will be required to provide documented evidence of their identity before they will be allowed to vote.
The Government says the initiative will protect democracy, though some fear it will result in fewer people voting.
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