The government’s case for mandatory voter ID has taken another big hit

26 May 2020 — Electoral Reform Society

Josiah Mortimer
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Josiah Mortimer

Recently-published analysis has dealt another blow to the government’s case for mandatory voter ID.

The government wants to force all voters to ‘show their papers’ at the polling station. But an assessment by the Electoral Commission of electoral offences in the UK shows the minuscule state of ‘personation’ fraud – the type that voter ID is meant to prevent.

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