Lib Dem Voice: reporting the news six months ahead of the Telegraph

Back in July last year I blogged about the changes in electoral registration rules which would see people being giving the option to supply additional information, namely their National Insurance number, date of birth and signature, during this year’s electoral registration cycle. That’s part of the phased move to individual registration and gathering this extra information will be the basis for future extra security checks when people vote in person.

But wait, what’s this that the Telegraph “revealed” over the weekend? Ah, that’d be, “Britons to be asked for NI number, date of birth and signature to get right to vote”.

Oh well, only six months behind us. Not too bad for the old fashioned media 🙂

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  • The truly concerning thing here is the rumours of requiring registration on the National Identity Register (and hence exposure to a no-opt-out lifetime of fines and penalties for even trivial noncompliance, with far wider state access to your personal life) in order to vote… perhaps at the 2015 General Election opponents of the ID card scheme will be disenfranchised!

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