Commission which aims to tackle vote fraud.
The report recommends a move towards individual voter
checking of the identity of people voting by post and a new offence of
fraudulently applying for a postal vote.
Electoral Reform Society chief executive Ken Ritchie said:
'Vote fraud has become a major concern in elections and we welcome the
Electoral Commission's determination to stamp it out.
'Moves to increase turnout, including easier registration, more postal
voting and better education, will be less effective if electors lose faith
in the integrity of the electoral process because they suspect fraud.
Although we do not think fraud is rife in the system at the moment, there is
a certain level of it and it needs to be stamped out.'
'Whilst we welcome the moves to make it easier for people to vote, we still
think that more needs to be done to make voting worthwhile. We want to see
the government allowing pilots in system of proportional representation at
local levels to test whether making every vote count will help to raise
* The report is available here.