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Polling Secrecy

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in order to ensure complete secrecy of the polls, he will introduce legislation to prevent a person's electoral roll number being placed upon the counterfoil of his ballot paper at parliamentary and local government elections.

This question was considered by the Speaker's Conference in 1967, who recommended no change in the present procedure. It could be one of the matters for consideration by a reconvened Speaker's Conference.