The 2018 English Local Elections ID Pilots and the Right to Vote: A Vote of (no) Confidence?

Ben Stanford

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Evaluates the effectiveness of the voter identification pilot schemes used in the May 2018 English local elections, with reference to the right to vote under ECHR Protocol 1 art.3. Details key features of the scheme, involving a requirement to produce a form of identification, the criticisms that such a policy would disenfranchise certain groups, and the main findings on issues such as voter turnout. Considers the lessons from Northern Ireland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-613
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean human rights law review
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

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