Watford Borough Council – Voter ID Pilot 2018
Working with Watford Borough Council, as part of the pilot control group, to trial and refine our modern polling application.
The Challenge: Securing the Ballot
As a direct result of Sir Eric Pickles report – “Securing the Ballot” published in August 2016, the Government, led by the Cabinet Office, expressed their wish to implement a series of pilots, trialling the use of various different types of identification documents to help identify Voters as they arrived at the Polling Station with the aim of reducing voter fraud.
Modern Democracy were excited at the prospect of working with one of our existing customers, Watford Borough Council, as part of the pilot control group, to trial and refine our new Modern™ Platform and Modern Polling application.
We quickly formed a dedicated team of Election and Software professionals to undertake an analysis of Watford’s key requirements and design an appropriate digital alternative to the manual systems.