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Saturday, 23 January 2010

Give the Government more of my data? You have to be joking.


It seems that there is a move afoot to force us to hand over more data to your local council. The excuse is "To prevent electoral fraud".

After July electoral registration officers will be able to ask all householders to hand over three “personal identifiers “ - their signatures, dates of birth and NI numbers - as part of a new "individual elector registration" (IER) scheme, along with names and addresses.

I for one, will have nothing to do with it. I'll just stop voting. I'm not having more of my personal data sold on to anyone who wants it.

The Ministry of Justice said admitted that it was aware there was a risk that fewer people might register to vote because of the onerous requirements to hand over more personal data.

Just another attempt at bringing in ID cards via the back door. The excuse being that "We've already got the data, so you might as well pay for an ID card as well."


  1. Having dealt with plenty of would be illegal immigrants I can assure you the NI card is a joke. There are tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of cards issued to bogus individuals in the UK.
    Having recently applied to vote by proxy I can also tell you that the security measures for this are also a pathetic joke. You are required to have a British passport holder verify your identity. However the local council have no means of confirming the witness identity (as confirmed by a helpful council employee) so the verification is meaningless.

  2. I agree. But are they trying to spoof us into accepting ID cards as the only way.


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