Gosport voters told what ID to bring to vote

VOTERS have been told what types of proof of identity they will need to bring under a pilot scheme.

Tuesday, 16th January 2018, 10:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 2:12 pm
Gosport Borough Council's customer services and electoral services teams are standing by to help any residents with queries about bringing ID to vote. Left to right: Casey, Tash, Liz, Lauren and Zdenek

Gosport Borough Council is one of just a few areas where voters will need ID in the borough elections on May 3. The move has been brought in nationally in a bid to clamp down on alleged voter impersonation.

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Voters need photo ID, or two forms of non-photo ID, which could be a tax bill or bank statement.

Cllr Mark Hook said: ‘Voting is really important, so I’m sure most people won’t mind bringing some ID along when they go to the polling station.’

See gosport.gov.uk for more.