This is voter suppression. It will hit poorer and minority communities, just as it does in the US.
There was just one conviction for voter impersonation at the last election. 3.5 million citizens do not have a photo ID. Make no mistake. This is a blatant attempt to rig the system and disempower poor and marginalised groups.
Convictions for voter impersonation at last election: 1 People turned away in just 8 council areas in trials: 819 People without photo ID: 3.5m Without passport/driving license: 11m (Mostly not Tory voters) CONCLUSION: Bring in voter ID
Voter ID is a blatant attempt by the Tories to rig the result of the next general election. 3.5 million don’t have access to any photo ID. If you restrict that to passport or driving licence it’s 11 million.
Coolio - so now prorogation & Queen’s Speech is being abused to help rig an upcoming election for the Tories. “Voters across the country will have to show identification... before casting their ballot, under plans to be unveiled in the Queen's Speech.”
Voters will have to show ID before casting their ballot to prevent electoral fraud, Government to announce via
Around one in six British adults don't have a passport. Around one in four don't have a driving license (and for some ethnic groups that number rises to nearly one in two). Requiring photographic ID at polling stations will have consequences.
There is zero evidence that voter fraud at the ballot box is anything other than an infinitesimal problem. The only purpose of voter ID laws is to suppress turnout among groups you don’t want to vote.
Voters will have to show ID before casting their ballot to prevent electoral fraud, Government to announce
Make no mistake about it that this is an attempt to suppress minority and underrepresented communities from exercising their democratic right to have a say on the future of our country. We must stand up for our democracy!!
Britain is barely a democracy as it is
This is just a massive overreaction to tiny pockets of fraud that will disenfranchise predominantly ethnic minority and less affulent voters
This is an appalling way to play with our electoral system. Voter ID pilots so far have demonstrated virtually no fraud whatsoever. Without an additional system of automatic registration this just trying to exclude people deliberately
Cynical and utterly transparent politically-motivated bid by to depress the vote at the next election.
Voters will have to show ID before casting their ballot to prevent electoral fraud, Government to announce <- OMG how many more times this is POINTLESS. It will do NOTHING to reduce electoral fraud in the UK because it is almost all postal ballot fraud.