No To Voter ID

9 of 100 signatures

The Government has announced plans to move ahead with plans to require ID to vote - something the Liberal Democrats strongly oppose.

Requiring voters to provide proof of their identity will disenfranchise many of those unable to afford a passport, those who don't drive or those who simply forget or misplace their ID - denying local people their right to vote.

Now, more than ever, we as a country should be trying to encourage people to engage with politics. For most of us, the ability to vote is the only voice we have in how our country, and the many services we rely on, are run. The Conservative party's Voter ID plans will make it much more difficult to vote and will suppress local people's voices on important things such as our NHS, education and care for our elderly residents.

Moreover, there is no evidence that things need to change: in the last election there were just 6 suspected cases of electoral fraud, resulting in only 1 conviction.

We believe the mechanisms currently in place are sufficient to prevent voter fraud, the Conservative party's plans will be expensive, will prevent many people from being able to vote, and will do nothing to improve democracy.

We, the undersigned, therefore call on the Prime Minister to stop this attack on democracy by scrapping their plans to introduce voter ID and protect our right to vote.

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