Photo ID prevented hundreds of thousands from voting in general election, poll suggests

Photo ID prevented hundreds of thousands from voting in general election, poll suggests

Photo ID laws may have stopped more than 400,000 people from voting in the general election, polling has suggested. Of the 2,047 people surveyed by More In Common, 3.2 per cent reported being turned away at least once because they lacked the necessary ID. Extrapolated across the UK, this would equate to more than 850,000, according to pollsters. More than half of the people surveyed said they either gave up or returned and were still unable to vote – an …