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Voters will have to show ID in next May’s local elections in a bit to combat electoral fraud

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Voters will have to show ID in next May’s local elections in a bit to combat electoral fraud

VOTERS in five areas of England will have to show their ID to get a vote in next year’s local elections under pilot plans to combat electoral fraud.

The trial could be extended across the country if successful.

PA

There were 44 cases in 2016 elections of people trying to use another individual’s vote[/caption]

The move comes after the elections watchdog recommended in 2014 that voters should be required to prove their identities before casting a ballot.

There were 44 cases in 2016…

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