#HandsOffOurVote - Scrap the government's voter ID law

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Sign up to get involved with our campaign as we work to convince MPs to rethink voter IDs. 

The UK government is planning to change your voting rights. 

They have introduced a proposal to require all voters to provide photographic voter ID to vote in all National and Local elections starting in 2023. If this becomes law, potentially hundreds of thousands of voters will be turned away from the polls because of the government's decision to introduce more complexity and bureacracy to the voting system.

The Government knows this will result in voters being turned away from the polls.

The Government tested this themselves, and the results are damning. According the Electoral Commission's own study, in 2018 a pilot program in a few localities saw over 1,000 voters turned away for incorrect ID, and over 300 did not return to vote. We know this law will prevent voters from exercising their democratic rights. 

3.5 million Brits have no form of legal ID (Source: House of Commons Library)

So why is the Government doing this? The government has said that it is trying to ensure confidence in elections by removing the potential for fraud. Only one problem: we have had one case of proven impersonation fraud in the 2017-2019 elections. Not one thousand, or one hundred: one (Source: Electoral Commission). Restricting the rights of millions of British people because of a non-existent crime is an obvious attempt to restrict our ability to vote and an affront the democratic process.

This is not a partisan issue. Democracy works best when we allow as many people to vote as possible. We all need to have a stake in our government so it can work for us. 

We know that our elections are secure, so we need to make it easier to vote, not harder!

Why are we running this campaign?

We’ve started #HandsOffOurVote to bring together people who are passionate about our democracy. We are a group of young campaigners who know that Photographic voter ID in the UK at best is expensive and unnecessary and at worst it could disenfranchise millions of voters. We should be encouraging more people to take part in elections, not making it harder.

Find out more at: www.handsoffourvote.org

Thank you for being a part of this! 



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There is nothing more important than our right to have a say in our own government. Restricting the right to vote, through any means when not necessary, is a grave infingement of our rights and liberties. Sign up, get involved and let's show the government that we the people choose them, they do not choose their voters!
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Richard L joined and offered support
“It is clearly an attempt to rig elections in favor of the Tories!”
Chris G joined and offered support
“It's nonsense. Created by the tories for a 'problem' that doesn't exist, to exclude voters they know would vote against them.”
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“Will disenfranchise those who are already hesitant”
Robert B joined and offered support
“It's another step along the road that the UK to becoming a state controlled dictatorship where only those approved will be able to vote.”
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“Voter fraud is such a small issue. This is all about stopping people voting- anti democratic”
Anne-Marie N joined and offered support
“This may discourage the young and the poor from voting and leave them under represented by the government and as such is in democratic”
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“Unnecessary and will affect people like my son who always votes but has no driving licence (epilepsy) and can't afford a passport or to go abroad as he has to rely on pitiful Government benefits (Autism)”
Frank G joined this action
“Outrageous attempt to affect the number of voters”
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“It will stop the elderly, young and disabled from voting. Placing barriers in front of people is anti democratic”
Simon J joined and offered support
“To make voter ID the law, os voter suppression, it is against democracy, there is no need for it as voter fraud is incredibly rare.”
Christina M joined and offered support
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Richard W joined this action
“Its an affront to democracy. The government are gerrymandering.”
Alexander S joined and offered support
“I think it stinks of manipulating the electoral system to favour the Conservative party”
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Yasmin W has helped recruit 4 more signatures and 2 more supporters so far!
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Tom B has helped recruit 3 more signatures and 1 more supporters so far!
“It will leave large swathes of the voting public unable to vote. This is not the way to fix the voting system.”
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Anne-Marie N has helped recruit 2 more signatures and 1 more supporters so far!
“This may discourage the young and the poor from voting and leave them under represented by the government and as such is in democratic”
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Simon J has helped recruit 2 more signatures and 2 more supporters so far!
“To make voter ID the law, os voter suppression, it is against democracy, there is no need for it as voter fraud is incredibly rare.”
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Jennifer R has helped recruit 1 more signatures so far!
“Voter ID is a solution in search of a problem. A handful of proven voter fraud cases out of millions of votes cast in multiple decades does not justify willful voter suppression.”
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“It is an obvious attempt to rob people of their right to vote and to reduce the opposition vote. It is not necessary and is surely contrary to what we should be doing with inclusively?”