Absent Voting: Proof of Identity

Constitutional Affairs written question – answered on 28th March 2007.

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Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Solicitor General, Shadow Minister (Justice), Shadow Solicitor General

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps her Department will take to verify the identification of people voting (a) by mobile telephone and (b) via the internet in the forthcoming trials.

Photo of Bridget Prentice Bridget Prentice Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs

Electors wishing to vote remotely using via the internet or by phone as part of an election pilot scheme will be required to pre-register to use these voting channels, as they are for postal voting.

A combination of two codes, one provided by the elector and one by the local elections office, will be used to identify electors when they log on to vote.

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Robert Horner
Posted on 31 Mar 2007 3:59 pm (Report this annotation)

And who is to say that the information is correct or that the person voting is the correct person ? This is a big black hole in this security and the Government know it .

Elliott Elliott
Posted on 31 Mar 2007 5:31 pm

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Elliott Elliott
Posted on 2 Apr 2007 10:02 am (Report this annotation)

Apparently critical comments of the EU and the fraudulent way the elections and voting in this country take place are not favourable to some.

We are a dictatorship in this country and truth and freedom of speech are no longer allowed. The EU and this Government have nigh on destroyed a country, and delusionally think they are doing such a good job.

Well read the Berlin declaration because according to that we are all so so happy, under EU law, UK law and human rights law every single one of us who have been affected by incompetence in the EU and UK parliaments have the right to take the establishment to court.
We live in a Dictatorship and it is time the PC brigade and Freedom of speech were taken back!

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marilyn lane
Posted on 3 Apr 2007 6:22 pm (Report this annotation)

you could use skype . vote verbly with your web cam . the picture could be compared to a photograph ie passport etc .