Elections: Proof of Identity

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 13th May 2019.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Voter Engagement and Youth Affairs, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the cost was to the public purse of the 2019 voter ID pilot schemes; and how much funding was allocated to each local authority that participated.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Voter ID is part of a body of work this Government is delivering to strengthen the integrity of our electoral system and give the public confidence that our elections are secure and fit for the 21st century.

As was the case for the 2018 pilots, the 2019 pilot costs will be confirmed when they are known, which will be after the pilot authorities have completed their work. Funding for the additional cost of piloting voter ID will be provided to each local authority by the Cabinet Office.

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