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Elections: Proof of Identity

Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

UIN 124038, tabled on 16 January 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, how much funding has been allocated to (a) Birmingham City Council and (b) other councils in the West Midlands to help advertise new restrictions on voting without voter ID.

Answered on

19 January 2023

The Electoral Commission is providing a comprehensive, targeted communications campaign and guidance, raising awareness throughout the electorate of the new voter identification requirements.

In addition to the Commission's campaign, the Government has allocated £4.75 million of additional funding to all local authorities with polls in May 2023 to support local communications. Of this, local authorities in the West Midlands received £480,694.

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