Identity checks at polling stations may be needed May 15th, 2013 admin Latest News Shares Comments Identity checks at polling stations may be needed Restrictions on postal voting and identity checks at polling stations may be needed to help crack down on fraud, the elections watchdog has said. The Electoral Commission said the voting system was still open to abuse despite measures to prevent it. It is calling for police and electoral officers to toughen up procedures ahead of elections next year. The commission is looking at a number of options to crack down on abuse of the system in Britain. These include adopting measures currently used in Northern Ireland, such as restricting postal voting to constituents that are physically unable to come in person and forcing people to prove their identity at polling stations. Advance voting, curbs on campaigning activities at polling stations and restrictions on the handling of postal vote applications are also among options put forward in its consultation on reforms. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected] – relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Onthespot – your online reporter www.onthespotnews.co.uk Do you have a story to tell? Call OTS www.callots.co.uk Please text or phone 07930717137 or email [email protected] Follow OTS (Onthespot) on Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Related Comments comments!