The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.
Orders enabling the pilot scheme to require voters to present identification before voting at a polling station will be published on GOV.UK.
The orders derive from the Representation of the People Act 2000, which makes provision for local authorities to submit proposals to pilot innovative electoral administration practices at local government elections.
The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections:
The pilots will give us a deeper understanding of how voter ID will work on a wider scale and what works best for voters.