Government and Institutions

Voter ID not a priority for the UK

Emma Revell writes for 1828

In an opinion piece for 1828, IEA Head of Public Affairs Emma Revell said that the government’s plan to make voters present ID at polling stations to prevent voter fraud was like “using a sledgehammer to crack a nut“.

Emma argued: “There are weaknesses in the UK’s electoral system but time and again the government finds itself tackling the wrong problem. Democratic rights are some of the most important a person has and any suggestion that those could be undermined should be treated seriously“.

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