The impact of voter ID

Our final report The Impact of Voter ID: The Views of Administrators has now been published and is available here. Our research on voter ID is not over, and we will be looking to expand our research – and share our findings and best practice – as voter ID is introduced at general elections and across new places in the UK. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions, comments or feedback on the research at

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The impact of voter ID: The views of administrators

This is a significant new research report on democracy in the UK from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre and funded by the JRSST-CT. Based on in-depth research with the people who run elections it raises serious issues with the UK’s electoral infrastructure, finding that voter ID has introduced a series of new pressures to a sector already under severe strain. Read the full report.

What to expect from LGIU’s brand-new Voter ID research

Dr Greg Stride from LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre summarises the findings from our latest report, The impact of voter ID: The views of administrators. This research has been funded by the JRSST-CT. Read the article now.

Report launch: watch the recap

Watch the recap of our voter ID launch where Dr Greg Stride from LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre summarises our latest report, The impact of voter ID: The views of administrators. This research has been funded by the JRSST-CT. Watch the recap now.

Further reading:

Running elections: the state of electoral integrity before the 2023 local elections

Dr Greg Stride outlines the findings of his recent PhD into the health of England’s electoral system. Read this article.

The changing job of running elections

Peter Stanyon, Chief Executive of the Association of Electoral Administrators writes about the additional challenges posed by Voter ID for the 2023 local elections. Read this article.

State of the Locals

Catch up on the LGIU’s recent State of the Locals expert panel discussion on voter ID and attitudes to local government, featuring exclusive Ipsos polling on voter awareness of the proposals. Read more.