I have been asked by Gosport Borough Council to add this. Though I hope many people will vote, I am not a fan of the Voter ID Pilot.
Bring ID to vote on 3 May
To vote at a polling station on 3 May, in the Gosport Borough Council elections, you’ll need to take identification with you.
This is because Gosport is taking part in a national trial of using ID when voting, as a way of making elections more secure.
You can bring one form of specified photo ID, like a passport or driving licence. Or you can bring two forms of specified non-photo ID, like a council tax bill and a bank statement.
You’ll need to produce acceptable ID or an electoral identity letter before being issued with a ballot paper in the polling station.
The trial will help the Electoral Commission and the Cabinet Office to evaluate the impact of asking for ID, before a decision is taken on whether or not to roll it out nationally.
Many countries have already made it a requirement to prove identity at a polling station, including Northern Ireland.
To find out more, and see the list of acceptable forms of ID:
- search ‘voter ID’ at www.gosport.gov.uk
- call 023 9254 5227
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- visit the Town Hall in the High Street, Gosport