Electoral Register: Pilot Schemes

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 8th January 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether any of the Voter ID Pilot authorities present at the meeting with the Minister for the Constitution in August 2018 raised objection to the pilots.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, Assistant Whip

The British public deserves to have confidence in our democracy.

The success of the voter ID pilots in May 2018 proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure and voters were fully aware of the changes on polling day.

That view was shared by the voter ID pilot authorities who attended a meeting in July. All pilot local authorities are volunteers. No pilot authority has raised an objection and the Government continues to work closely and collaboratively with pilot authorities from 2018 and those who have volunteered to pilot voter ID at this year’s May elections.

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