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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Elections remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if the Government will publish the statutory orders for each of the electoral pilot schemes taking place at local government elections in 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
tabling member printed
Cat Smith more like this
uin 188226 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>Orders enabling the pilot scheme to require voters to present identification before voting at</p><p>a polling station will be published on <a href="http://gov.uk/" target="_blank">GOV.UK</a>.</p><p> </p><p>The orders derive from the Representation of the People Act 2000, which makes provision for local authorities to submit proposals to pilot innovative electoral administration practices at local</p><p>government elections.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and</p><p>proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local</p><p>authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/news/next-round-of-voter-id-pilots-announced-for-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/news/next-round-of-voter-id-pilots-announced-for-2019</a></p><p> </p><p>The pilots will give us a deeper understanding of how voter ID will work on a wider scale and</p><p>what works best for voters.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T16:00:24.593Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T16:00:24.593Z
answering member
1609
label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
tabling member
4436
label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1002664
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Elections remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to recommendations in the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what work the Government is undertaking with returning officers, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and organisations that represent people with different needs to carry out robust equality impact assessments of the pilot schemes taking place in May 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
tabling member printed
Cat Smith more like this
uin 188869 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.</p><p> </p><p>Equality impact assessments will be conducted in each of the pilot areas. We take seriously the importance of Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at an early stage in policy development and are engaging with the Equality and Human Rights Commission and a broad range of charities and civil society organisations to ensure that the overall policy reflects the needs of all voters in the UK. Local authorities will provide alternative methods of ID to individuals who do not have a specified form of ID, free of charge, ensuring that everyone who is registered has the opportunity to vote.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:50:49.987Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:50:49.987Z
answering member
1609
label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
tabling member
4436
label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1002665
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Elections remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what steps his Department is taking to ensure pilot schemes taking place in May 2019 will include options for people who do not have a required form of identification. more like this
tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
tabling member printed
Cat Smith more like this
uin 188870 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.</p><p> </p><p>We take seriously the importance of Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at an early stage in policy development. Pilots will test a range of photographic and non-photographic ID, including poll cards. The types of ID will not be limited to a passport, driving licence or travel pass. Local authorities will continue to provide alternative methods of ID free of charge, to individuals who do not have a specified form of ID, ensuring that everyone who is registered has the opportunity to vote.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:55:58.53Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:55:58.53Z
answering member
1609
label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
tabling member
4436
label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1002666
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Elections remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Electoral Commission's statutory evaluation of the 2018 voter ID pilot schemes, what steps his Department is taking to identify alternative forms of identification for (a) people with protected characteristics and (b) others who find it difficult to provide a passport, driving licence or travel pass. more like this
tabling member constituency Lancaster and Fleetwood more like this
tabling member printed
Cat Smith more like this
uin 188871 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-13more like thismore than 2018-11-13
answer text <p>The Government is committed to making sure that our electoral system is fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots in May this year proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure. On 3 November the Government announced that eleven local authorities across England would be taking part in voter ID pilots for the 2019 local elections.</p><p> </p><p>We take seriously the importance of Public Sector Equality Duty compliance at an early stage in policy development. Pilots will test a range of photographic and non-photographic ID, including poll cards. The types of ID will not be limited to a passport, driving licence or travel pass. Local authorities will continue to provide alternative methods of ID free of charge, to individuals who do not have a specified form of ID, ensuring that everyone who is registered has the opportunity to vote.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-13T15:56:18.607Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-13T15:56:18.607Z
answering member
1609
label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
tabling member
4436
label Biography information for Cat Smith more like this
1007852
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Elections remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2018 to Question 905328, what evaluation has been made of the voter ID pilots in the local elections 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency Hendon more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Matthew Offord more like this
uin 191910 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
answer text <p>The British public deserves to have confidence in our democracy.</p><p> </p><p>Voter ID was successfully tested at the local elections on 3 May. The overwhelming majority of electors who turned up to vote did so with the right documents and had confidence in knowing how to cast their vote.</p><p> </p><p>The success of the voter ID pilots proves that voter ID is a reasonable and proportionate measure and voters were fully aware of the changes on polling day.</p><p> </p><p>The evaluations of the 2018 pilots can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/electoral-fraud/voter-identification-pilot-schemes" target="_blank">https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/find-information-by-subject/electoral-fraud/voter-identification-pilot-schemes</a></p><p>and</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electoral-integrity-project-local-elections-2018-evaluation" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/electoral-integrity-project-local-elections-2018-evaluation</a></p>
answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
question first answered
less than 2018-11-21T12:32:50.437Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-21T12:32:50.437Z
answering member
1609
label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
tabling member
4006
label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1121445
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Elections remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to increase voter (a) registration and (b) turnout at local government elections in May. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 244015 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
answer text <p>The Government is committed to building upon recent record levels of electors registering to vote and participating in elections. One year on from the Democratic Engagement Plan the Government published its follow up report, Democratic Engagement: Respecting, Protecting and Promoting Our Democracy, setting out progress in 2018 and priorities for 2019 and beyond.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government will help equip councils and civil society groups to improve engagement in democratic events such as at the upcoming local elections in May. This will be achieved by: sharing our knowledge and products, including our Suffrage Centenary 'Educate' projects for young people; insight and solutions to tackle barriers to electoral registration for ethnic minorities and those who are homeless or move frequently; by evaluating progress on student registration; and we have an ‘Easy Read’ guide on the Register to Vote website homepage, produced in partnership with the Royal Mencap Society, to make it easier for people with learning difficulties to apply online.</p><p> </p><p>Since its introduction in 2014, the Individual Electoral Registration digital service has been a huge success, facilitating over 38 million applications; with over 75% of these being made online.</p>
answering member constituency Norwich North more like this
answering member printed Chloe Smith more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-04-24T09:49:06.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T09:49:06.36Z
answering member
1609
label Biography information for Chloe Smith more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127526
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
answering body
Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept id 53 remove filter
answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
hansard heading Local Government: Elections remove filter
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons remove filter
question text To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate his Department has made of the (a) number of voters and (b) proportion of the electorate that were turned away in areas taking part in voter ID trials during the local elections. more like this
tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
tabling member printed
Helen Hayes more like this
uin 256337 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
answer text <p>Voter ID is part of a body of work this Government is delivering to strengthen the integrity<br>of our electoral system and give the public confidence our elections are secure and fit<br>for the 21st century.</p><p><br>In line with the 2018 pilot evaluation, fully validated figures will be published as part of both<br>the Cabinet Office and the independent Electoral Commission's full evaluations of the<br>2019 voter ID pilots in the summer. We will be looking carefully at the evaluations to help<br>inform our next steps and shape how the final policy will look when it is introduced.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Torbay more like this
answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-05-23T11:29:43.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T11:29:43.847Z
answering member
4451
label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
tabling member
4510
label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this