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Postal Votes

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

31. To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what mechanisms are in place to verify the legitimacy of postal votes. (125143)

We are introducing a range of new measures at the May 2007 local elections that are designed to strengthen the security of postal voting. These build on the measures successfully introduced in May 2006.

Of key importance, is the introduction of personal identifiers for postal voters which will help to ensure that postal voting is safe and secure.