Chance to find out more about voter’s ID

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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.