Stop the government’s dangerous plans to deny people the vote
On May 3rd 2018, 350 people were denied a vote in their local council elections. Their crime? Not possessing the right ID. The minister hailed these trials of mandatory voter ID a 'success'. The government has a very worrying definition of success.
We’ve seen from the US just how dangerous strict mandatory identification laws are – they are used to deny disadvantaged voters a voice. Here in the UK, 9.5 million people stated they did not hold a passport and 9 million do not have a driving licence as of the latest census.
Evidence from around the world shows that forcing voters to bring photographic ID to the polling station just makes it harder for ordinary voters to be heard.
With trials already underway for 2019, we do not need more barriers to stop people taking part in our democracy. Help us stand up to these plans – sign the petition today.