England & Wales Democracy, devolution and governance

Ask the expert: the impact of Voter ID in the UK

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This session is open exclusively to LGIU members. Not a member but interested in this Ask the expert session? Reach out to us to explore how we can work with your organisation!

Overview

Join our experts from the Local Democracy Research Centre for an exclusive briefing on the effects that voter ID is having on turnout, trust in elections, and electoral administration after the recent implementation in the 2023 elections. All of our findings will be based on our recent research funded by the JRSST- Charitable Trust. LGIU members will get an inside perspective on what the requirement means and its impact on local government.

We’ve explored the impact of voter id recently — this is your chance to hear from other councils and share what these findings mean to you.  Understand the public’s confidence in electoral processes, the effects on polling staff, and the impact of different social groups in this exciting session.

Key outcomes

  • An update on the latest state of research on voter ID
  • Preliminary findings from our survey of electoral administrators
  • Lessons learnt from the introduction of voter ID

Who should attend

This event is exclusively open to LGIU members. This session is perfect for anyone with an interest in voter ID. It will also be useful for those councils that have not yet had to implement the policy and are looking for advice on best practice.

Your LGIU Expert

Dr Greg Stride is a researcher at the Local Democracy Research Centre at the LGIU. Greg has a PhD from the University of Exeter on electoral administration in England, where he also taught social science research methods. Alongside his academic work, Greg has also worked in electoral services, written textbooks for A-level politics students and completed an internship at the Foreign Affairs Committee.

What others are saying about LGIU workshops

“It was really good to hear from both other local authorities and LGIU experts. The experts were excellent in keeping things as clear & simple as possible. The session was chaired well and I very much appreciate the speed at which LGIU put this workshop in place. I took quite a lot away from it.

– Bryn, from Aberystwyth




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