Braintree District is one of 11 Councils taking part in a Cabinet Office pilot scheme to test ways of protecting your vote.
We do not have any evidence of voter fraud or abuse of the electoral process in the Braintree District, however, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible so we should always be open to exploring ways to minimise any risk.
This means that at the forthcoming District, Town and Parish elections on 2 May 2019, every elector voting at a Polling Station in the Braintree District will need to show either 1 piece of Photo ID or up to 2 pieces of Non Photo ID before they are given their ballot paper. Where electors have neither, locally issued ID will be made available free of charge.
The types of evidence that will be accepted are still being discussed with The Cabinet Office and will be published on this page when these have been finalised.