|Home | Articles | News | Blog | About | Mailing List | Resources | Prominent Islamists | Middle East Forum | Keep Us Informed | Donate|
Walsall Council rejects pilot scheme on voter ID amid concern over Muslim veils
Express & Star
Walsall Council has backed out of a pilot scheme to introduce ID measures at elections - amid concerns over how staff would handle women wearing Muslim veils.
Conservative leader Mike Bird said the idea was 'more trouble than its worth' and may lead to 'confrontation' at polling stations.
The Government is looking at running the pilot schemes at local elections next year after recommendations by ex-Local Government Secretary Sir Eric Pickles.
It would see participating councils request ID from voters at polling stations to crackdown on electoral fraud.
Note: The content of external articles does not necessarily reflect the views of Islamist Watch.