THE Government’s proposed laws on voter ID, which are going through parliament right now, must allow for as many forms of ID to be accepted at polling stations as possible.

Everyone should have an equal opportunity to vote. It seems unfair that only certain forms of the same ID will be accepted, with older people’s bus passes and railcards likely to be seen as an acceptable form of ID, whilst student railcards are not.

If they want to spend £120 million a decade on this, as reported, they should make it as fair as possible. I can’t help but agree with the Electoral Reform Society who are calling on the Government to pause and rethink this bill.

The Government should expand the forms of ID accepted.

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