Councillor Richard MacRae forwarded information from Broxtowe Borough Council:
Information on Broxtowe Borough Council’s Involvement in the Government’s Voter ID Pilot in 2019.
Eleven local authorities across England are taking part in Voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.
The pilots will provide further insight into how best to ensure the security of the voting process and reduce the risk of voter fraud.
The Governance, Audit and Standards Committee agreed for Broxtowe to volunteer in the pilot at its meeting on 24th September 2018.
At Full Council on 19th December 2018, the Council agreed for Broxtowe Borough Council to participate in the Mixed Model Pilot.
This pilot does not affect those voting by Post.
In the May 2019 elections, voters in Broxtowe will be required to present either one form of photo ID like a passport or driving licence, or two forms of non-photo ID like a poll card, bank card, council tax bill or a bank statement.
The list of acceptable ID is currently being reviewed by the Cabinet Office. The final list will be published on this page in the coming months. Details will also be on the back of poll cards which will be sent out around 26 March.
If you are a registered elector and do not have one of the accepted forms of ID, you will be able to get a “Certificate of Identity” from us free of charge, which will be accepted at polling stations and enable you to vote.
Our Elections Team are on hand if you have any concerns or queries regarding the Voter ID pilot or the elections generally.
tel: 0115 917 3276