Climate activists ‘may try to wreck the rollout of voter ID measures at the local elections’
ACTIVISTS may try to wreck the roll-out of voter ID measures at the local elections, the Electoral Commission has been warned.
Voters must take photo ID to polling stations for the first time on Thursday after a law change.
Senior Tories believe a number of climate change and Remainer groups may use the first run to undermine the new system to make a case for a U-turn.
They want more done to monitor fake voters pretending not to have ID.
They have written the the elections watchdog to demand more be done.
Craig Mackinlay MP said: “Claiming the lack of any identification would prevent a reliable list of names being gathered of those who claim they cannot vote; individuals could even visit multiple polling stations to make the same false claims of supposed disenfranchisement.”
He added: “Such ‘sock puppet activists’ could serious distort the evaluation of the actual rollout”.