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Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Letter to the Editor: There are many forms of ID the government could accept


Dear Editor,

When it comes to the Government’s voter ID plans, we must remember over 11 million people don’t own a passport or a driving license.

However, there are other forms of photo ID, which are easier and less costly for people to access. Many 6th forms, colleges and universities give out photo ID to all enrolled students. It seems unfair to not allow these young voters the opportunity to vote because they don’t have an expensive government-issued form of ID instead.

In doing this the government could be accused of trying to implement voter ID to prevent young people (not typically conservatives) from voting.

In the interest of keeping our democracy fair for all, the Electoral Reform Society has been calling for the list of acceptable forms of ID to be as broad as possible, giving individuals the opportunity to have their say.

It seems a sensible call to me.

Name and address supplied

John Guinn
I am the editor of The Flitwick Chronicle. This is an independent, local news service based in Bedfordshire. The Chronicle provides local news that is investigative, inclusive and relevant to the residents of Flitwick.

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