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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-05-17more like thismore than 2018-05-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Elections more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the news release entitled Thousands of voters turned away from polling stations in mandatory ID trials, published by the Electoral Reform Society on 4 May 2018, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the estimate by the Electoral Reform Society that 3,981 people were turned away from polling stations across the five pilot areas; and if he will make an estimate of what that figure would be in the event that the scheme was rolled out nationally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn remove filter
star this property uin 145358 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-05-25more like thismore than 2018-05-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Requiring some form of identification to vote was successfully tested at the local elections on 3 May by five local authorities: Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking. The overwhelming majority of people cast their vote without a problem and the success of the pilots proves that this is a reasonable and proportionate measure to take, and there was no notable adverse effect on turnout.</p><p>The estimate by the political lobby group the Electoral Reform Society is exaggerated and inaccurate. Data from Returning Officers across all five participating local authorities shows that there were 340 electors asked to return to the polling station with the correct identification who did not subsequently return. This represents 0.16% of the votes cast.</p><p>This reflects that such identification was a brand new requirement, and a few electors may not have read the publicity that they were sent about the pilots.</p><p><ins class="ministerial">However, the experience of Northern Ireland, where paper ID has been required since 1985 and photo ID since 2003, illustrates that there should be no issue with voters not knowing - once the requirement has become established.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Electoral Commission is responsible for carrying out an independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and will publish its findings in the summer of 2018; this will be an opportunity to review how the publicity arrangements operated and could be improved. This is one of the benefits of piloting the policy.</ins></p><p> </p><p>Requiring some form of identification to vote was successfully tested at the local elections on 3 May by five local authorities: Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking. The overwhelming majority of people cast their vote without a problem and the success of the pilots proves that this is a reasonable and proportionate measure to take, and there was no notable adverse effect on turnout.</p><p>The estimate by the political lobby group the Electoral Reform Society is exaggerated and inaccurate. Data from Returning Officers across all five participating local authorities shows that there were 340 electors asked to return to the polling station with the correct identification who did not subsequently return. This represents 0.14% of the votes cast.</p><p>This reflects that such identification was a brand new requirement, and a few electors may not have read the publicity that they were sent about the pilots.</p><p> </p><p>However, the experience of Northern Ireland, where paper ID has been required since 1985 and photo ID since 2003, illustrates that there should be no issue with voters not knowing - once the requirement has become established.</p><p>The Electoral Commission is responsible for carrying out an independent, statutory evaluation of the pilot schemes and will publish its findings in the summer of 2018; this will be an opportunity to review how the publicity arrangements operated and could be improved. This is one of the benefits of piloting the policy.</p><p> </p><p>There was an error in the data previously presented. Whilst the individual totals of votes cast in each local authority were correct, the overall total was incorrectly summed. The previously quoted total of votes cast of 206,741 should have been 234,506. As a result, the percentage of people who did not return as a proportion of number of votes cast was overstated, incorrectly given as 0.16%. The correct figure is 0.14%. The attached table contains the correct data.</p><p> </p><p>As part of its planned evaluation, the Electoral Commission will continue to collect and analyse a wide range of data and information about the pilots, including public opinion surveys, data from polling stations, turnout and postal voting data, and polling station staff surveys. We will continue to work with the Electoral Commission and other partners to ensure that the emerging data gives an accurate picture of how ID pilots were delivered.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2018-05-25T15:13:05.483Zmore like thismore than 2018-05-25T15:13:05.483Z
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less than 2018-06-01T09:26:25.193Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-01T09:26:25.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith remove filter
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star this property file name Pre evaluation voter ID polling station data (1) (1).xlsx more like this
star this property title Pre evaluation vote more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-10-06more like thismore than 2017-10-06
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Northern Ireland Office: Non-governmental Organisations more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, which non-governmental organisations (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) Officials of his Department have met since January 2017. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Helens North more like this
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Conor McGinn remove filter
star this property uin 105488 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-10-16more like thismore than 2017-10-16
unstar this property answer text <p>Details of meetings conducted by the Secretary of State, the Ministerial team and the Permanent Secretary are published quarterly.</p><p>The latest publication can be accessed here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nio-ministerial-quarterly-returns-january-march-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nio-ministerial-quarterly-returns-january-march-2017</a>.</p><p>Other officials across the department, in carrying out their duties, also meet a wide range of non-governmental organisations on a regular basis. This information is not held centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
star this property answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
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less than 2017-10-16T10:15:24.87Zmore like thismore than 2017-10-16T10:15:24.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Chloe Smith remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Conor McGinn more like this