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Elections: Proof of Identity

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 128204, tabled on 10 December 2020

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) enabling expired photo ID to be valid as voter ID and (b) the length of expiry for which that ID will be valid as voter ID.

Answered on

18 December 2020

Further to the answers to PQs 104752 and 100442, we will continue to work with the Electoral Commission and other stakeholders including charities and civil society organisations to make sure that reforms are delivered in a way that is inclusive for all voters. The list of approved photographic ID will not be limited to passports and driving licences. For any voter who does not have one of the required forms of photographic ID, a local elector ID will be available, free of charge.

Everyone who is eligible to vote will have the opportunity to do so.

Answered by

Cabinet Office