Decision details

The Mid-Sussex District Council (Identification in Polling Stations) Pilot Order 2019

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Solicitor to the Council introduced the report and confirmed that if the Council agrees the Pilot Order, it will then be presented to the Minister for Parliamentary Approval. In addressing Member’s concerns he confirmed that there is a wide range of acceptable photo card ID should electors not have a photo driver’s license. He encouraged Members to advise residents to bring their poll card to the polling station as the main form of ID to vote. If it is lost, they can contact the Electoral Services team for it to be reissued.


The Chairman proposed that the recommendation be approved and this was agreed unanimously.




Council approves:


The Mid-Sussex District Council (Identification in Polling Stations) Pilot Order 2019, and;


(a)  That Council authorises the Head of Regulatory Services (The Returning Officer) to accept such minor amendments as the Cabinet Office or The Minister may require.


Publication date: 13/02/2019

Date of decision: 30/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/01/2019 - Council

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