Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Peers stand firm

Peers stand firm against electoral fraud.

The House of Lords in defiant mood is standing firm in favour of additional safeguards to secure electoral integrity. I have often argued in this blog that British elections are fraught with risk and insecurity, and recent cases of identity fraud and the stealing of postal ballots have amplified these concerns. Their Lordships would like to see, at the very least some form of identification given at the polling station, as well as with a postal ballot application. This may go some way towards proving that an elector is actually in the country at the time he or she casts their vote.


The Times Online.

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There's more than a little irony that an unelected body is overseeing the electoral process. Is there any chance of them applying the same rigourous expectations to the awarding of seats in the Lords?
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