Elections: Proof of Identity

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered at on 19 January 2023.

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Photo of Preet Kaur Gill Preet Kaur Gill Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding has been allocated to (a) Birmingham City Council and (b) other councils in the West Midlands to help advertise new restrictions on voting without voter ID.

Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The Electoral Commission is providing a comprehensive, targeted communications campaign and guidance, raising awareness throughout the electorate of the new voter identification requirements.

In addition to the Commission's campaign, the Government has allocated £4.75 million of additional funding to all local authorities with polls in May 2023 to support local communications. Of this, local authorities in the West Midlands received £480,694.

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