Elections: Proof of Identity

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 22nd March 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, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164520 what evidence voters will be asked to provide in order to verify their identity to local authorities when applying for their free local elector ID.

Photo of Julia Lopez Julia Lopez Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office), The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

Local authorities will be responsible for issuing local elector identity documents. Further details will be set out in due course.

We will continue to work with local authorities, the Electoral Commission, charities and civil society organisations to make sure that reforms, including the provision of a local elector identity document, are delivered in a way that is inclusive for all voters.

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