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Elections: Fraud

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 100667, tabled on 10 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, what recent estimate he has made of the potential number of cases of voter fraud which proposed changes to voter identification procedures will prevent each year.

Answered on

13 January 2022

Under our proposals for introducing voter identification, everyone who is eligible to vote will continue to have the opportunity to do so. Any eligible voter who does not have one of the wide range of acceptable forms of photographic identification, can apply for a free, local Voter card from their local authority. The Electoral Commission will provide a comprehensive, targeted communications campaign and guidance, raising awareness throughout the electorate of the new voter identification requirements. Likewise, the Government will continue to work with charities and civil society organisations across the UK to ensure that voter identification works for all voters, and all groups are aware of the new requirements.

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