||<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"
</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>