Voter ID Will Happen

February 2, 2017 12:32 PM

Last autumn Labour councillors voted against piloting anti-fraud measures that would have helped to stamp our electoral fraud in Derby.

Undeterred, Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr Ruth Skelton wrote a letter to the Government to ask for voter photo ID to be piloted in Derby. The Conservative & UKIP Group Leaders also signed the letter.

Early in January the Government announced that Derby WILL be piloting voter ID at polling stations in May 2018. So the ruling Labour Group will be forced to bring this in.

Commenting, Ruth said, "This is good news. At last the Government has realised that the current system has weaknesses in it that are being exploited by people who want to win at any cost."

"The Government still needs to accept that people who don't have a passport, driving licence or other photo ID, do need to be given an Electoral ID card, just like in Northern Ireland. Otherwise some people could be excluded from voting at polling stations."