Identity Cards

Electoral Commission Committee written question – answered at on 11 September 2014.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, what estimate the Electoral Commission has made of the cost including postage to (a) the voter and (b) the Electoral Commission, of producing and processing an identity card for the purpose of voting.

Photo of Gary Streeter Gary Streeter Conservative, South West Devon

The Commission is currently undertaking work to estimate the cost of implementing and administering a proportionate and accessible scheme for verifying the identity of electors at polling stations. The Commission’s work will include estimating of the potential costs of implementing an electoral identity card scheme, which would be available free of charge to electors in Great Britain who were not in possession of any other form of valid identification.

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