Elections: Proof of Identity

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 3rd February 2021.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department plans to take to monitor the potential effects of introducing mandatory voter ID on voting uptake among different demographic groups.

Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of rolling out mandatory voter ID.

Photo of Chloe Smith Chloe Smith Assistant Whip, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

As legislation is brought forward to enable the national roll out of voter ID, appropriate impact assessments will be provided for Parliament in the normal way.

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