Voter ID plans 'could make it even harder for blind people to cast ballot'

Campaigners have called No 10's plans a 'disproportionate sledgehammer solution'.

5/11/2021 8:20:00 PM

Campaigners have called No 10's plans a 'disproportionate sledgehammer solution'.

Campaigners have called No 10's plans a 'disproportionate sledgehammer solution'.

At a cost of up to £20million per election, this is a colossal waste of energy and resources at a time when we should be focusing on the UK’s recovery.‘According to the Government’s own figures, 3.5million citizens do not have access to photo ID and 11million citizens do not have a passport or driving licence.

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‘Research from 2019 estimated that 1.3 million people in the UK do not even have a bank account.That makes mandatory voter ID a barrier to many people exercising their right to vote.‘Let’s not forget that the PM once pledged to “eat” his ID if he was forced to show it by the Government – now something he is legislating to do.

‘If mandatory ID were to be rolled out nationally, it could result in tens of thousands of voters being denied a say every election.To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser thatsupports HTML5 video‘Ministers should focus on the real problems facing our democracy instead, not least the nine million missing from the electoral roll, and Westminster’s warped political system.’ headtopics.com

Labour’s shadow justice minister David Lammy called he scheme a ‘cynical and ugly attempt to rig the system to disempower the poorest and most marginalised groups’.Conservative MP and former cabinet minister David Davis told the’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 polling stations.

‘It’s actually quite difficult to do. Somebody else might turn up, they might have voted already.‘It’s illiberal. It’s an illiberal solution in pursuit of a non-existent problem. If you’ve got an ID card, you’re putting a barrier in the way of people to exercise their own democratic rights, which is not necessary and shouldn’t be there.’

Defending the proposals, Boris Johnson’s official spokesman said: ‘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.’ Read more: Metro »

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One has to wonder why BorisJohnson is on board with this now after voting against it multiple times? Wouldn't be worried about losing his own seat would he? 🤔

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Mandatory voter ID would dangerously undermine UK democracy | Jess GarlandThe best electoral systems are the most inclusive. This government plan will lock out many legitimate voters, says Dr Jess Garland of the Electoral Reform Society Ridiculous Absolute rubbish. Lol then why do countries like New Zealand and Germany do it ? Seems only labour voter are against this

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Voting: Could ID checks affect who participates in elections?The government says it will pass a law requiring photo ID to vote. That's the point!! All you have to do is take your voter card that you get through the post. Have a unique bar code put on it, so it can be handed in and scanned when you go to vote. Once it’s scanned, the card cannot be used again even if you fraudulently print another one. This is one of the ugliest things I have seen💔💔💔💔💔💔 Palestine PalestinianLivesMatter SaveSheikhJarrah القدس_ينتفض القدس_تنتفض الاقصى الأقصى_ينتفض

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What made it into the Queen’s speech, and what was left outUK government’s to-do list includes planning reforms, voter ID and limits on right to protest, but sidesteps social care and rental reform IN ..anything that exerts right wing control and Chronyism, banned protests, reduced voting rights and outlawing legitimate legal cases against it... OUT ..any wider public gain unless it’s secondary to profiteering e.g. housing The aged will get old in poverty and uncared for