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Doherty raises concern over Photo ID debacle with election looming

15 October, 2003


Sinn Féin Vice President Pat Doherty MP has described a report from the Electoral Commission estimating that over 38,000 people on the register are without photographic ID as 'deeply concerning'.

Mr. Doherty said:

" This report from the Electoral Commission estimating that as many as 38,000 people who are on the register will be denied their vote because they do not have the correct ID is deeply concerning.

" These concerns are exacerbated further when you consider the additional voters who will be denied their vote because of the failure of the Electoral Office to compile a complete register.

" It now seems that not only will many thousands of potential voters be disenfranchised because they have been removed for the register, but another large body of people who are registered will also be denied their right to vote because of the narrow band of ID which is deemed acceptable." ENDS

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