SHOPPERS will be getting the chance to find out more about the need to bring ID next time they vote.
Gosport Borough Council is taking part in a national trial of using ID when voting, as a way of making elections more secure and council officers are taking a road show around local supermarkets to help spread the word.
For the borough elections on May 3, voters will need to take ID to their local polling station before getting a ballot paper — for example a passport or driving licence.
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.
The events will be held on:
n Asda, Dock Road on Saturday February 3 from 9am until 5pm
n Lidl, Forton Road on Saturday February 10 from 9am until 5pm
n Aldi, Mumby Road on Saturday February 17 from 9am until 5pm
Visit gosport.gov.uk for more details.