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Elections: Proof of Identity

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 25920, tabled on 1 July 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government has conducted an equalities impact assessment of Voter ID proposals for LGBTQ+ people and those who do not have access to formal identification that reflects their gender identity.

Answered on

9 July 2021

An Equality Impact Assessment, which includes information on voter identification, was published alongside the Elections Bill:

https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/3020/publications

We continue to work with local authorities, the Electoral Commission, charities and civil society organisations to make sure that reforms, including the provision of the free, locally issued Voter Card, are delivered in a way that is inclusive for all voters.

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

Answered by

Cabinet Office