In an attempted to tackle voter fraud, the government wants to introduce new rules around voting. The government plans to tackle voter fraud in Polling Stations by requiring ID’s being shown to verify who you are before you vote.
This new plan has seen a significant backlash from some Tory MP’s. One MP David Daves, who is against the plan, states: “It’s yet another unnecessary ID card approach from the Government… There’s no evidence that I’m aware of that there is a problem with voter fraud at the polling station.”
The government has come out backing their plans, saying: “Showing ID to vote is a reasonable approach to combat the inexcusable potential for voter fraud in our current system and to strengthen the integrity of our elections.
“Showing ID is something people do when they pick up a parcel at the post office or a library book.
“The 2019 voter ID pilots showed that in elections where photo ID was required, 99.6% of electors were able to cast their votes without a problem.”
What’re your thoughts? Should people have to show ID before they’re able to place a vote?