The Government are introducing new measures to ensure that people who are self-isolating can still cast their vote in the May local elections. An amendment to emergency proxy voting rules will enable those who are self-isolating or shielding due to covid-19 to use an emergency proxy vote up to 5pm on election day. Minister of
The Government is to announce that voters will have to provide photographic identification such as driving licences or passports before casting their ballot. A new Electoral Integrity Bill will also limit the number of relatives for whom anyone can act as a proxy, and outlaw the “harvesting” of postal ballots by political parties and activists.