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If voting could change things… October 14, 2019

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
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If accurate, this is telling.

The UK government has been accused of suppressing voters’ rights with the potential disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of people after plans to introduce compulsory photo ID for voters were leaked.

Reports that the Queen’s speech contains proposals to make showing ID such as driving licences or passports at the ballot box a requirement have been met anger by campaigners who say the move is a threat to democratic participation.

And as the Electoral Reform Society notes there were eight allegations of personation at the last election there.

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1. ThalmannBrigadier - October 14, 2019

8 cases of impersonation out of a total electorate of approximately 47 million is a weak justification for ID.

Personally, I think its a fairly common sense measure. (Its done here) I see similar criticisms in the US – however the US has massive issues with how elections are conducted. Especially since most are overseen by partisan state or county level bodies.

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2. Tomboktu - October 14, 2019

The background briefing on the Queen’s speech has the following:

“Any voter who does not have an approved form of ID will be able to apply, free of charge, for a local electoral identity document.”

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WorldbyStorm - October 14, 2019

Hmmm…

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3. roddy - October 14, 2019

They brought it in here to try and curb SF,thinking that people in working class areas wouldn’t have the necessary ID.However they didn’t allow for the relationship between SF and these communities,with thousands attending SF centres to get the identity documents sorted,even including free photographs .

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