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Elections: Proof of Identity

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 17th October 2019.

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Photo of Jo Platt Jo Platt Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the application process for a local electoral identity document will be; and how identity will be verified.

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

The Government will bring forward measures to introduce voter ID when parliamentary time allows.

As was the case in the 2018 and 2019 voter ID pilots, electors who do not have any of the required types of ID will be able to apply for a locally issued electoral identity document, free of charge. We will continue building on this experience and working with the pilot authorities who have tested voter ID, the Electoral Commission, and the Cabinet Office pilot and reference group to develop a process for national implementation.

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