Why is this important?
There are lots of reasons that you might not have an ID. Maybe you don’t drive or travel. Or money's too tight to pay the fee required to get a driver’s license or passport. Maybe you just left it at home! But these aren't reasons to take away your right to vote.
The Government says that these measures are needed to prevent voter fraud. But there is no evidence that such a big step is needed - at the last General Election police investigated only 164 claims of voter fraud - and none were found to be valid. Experts say this law could stop hundreds of thousands of people from voting. It’s a massive and dangerous overreaction.
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