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Boris Johnson commends the election workers who insisted he present a photo ID before voting

This ID requirement, introduced during his tenure as prime minister, sparked debate due to concerns that it might prevent individuals from participating in elections.

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Boris Johnson has expressed his gratitude towards the community members who, as reported by Sky News, denied him entry to a polling station due to his lack of proper photo identification, a requirement established under the regulations he implemented.

The ex-premier reported that he tried to vote using a magazine cover bearing his name and address for identification, but he was barred from doing so.

During his tenure at Downing Street, Mr. Johnson initiated the mandate for voters to present photographic identification, a measure included in the Elections Act 2022.

The decision sparked debate due to concerns that it would prevent certain populations, especially those from underprivileged communities, from participating in the voting process

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Mr. Johnson was attempting to cast his ballot in South Oxfordshire during the election for the police and crime commissioner of Thames Valley.

In his column for the Daily Mail, he wrote: "I must give special thanks to the three villagers who correctly denied me entry at the polling station on Thursday, when the only proof of identity I had was my name and address printed on the sleeve of my Prospect magazine.

"I presented it to them and they seemed quite skeptical… shortly after, I returned with my driver's license and cast my vote for the Conservative party."

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In Thursday's polls, voters in England and Wales are required to show identification for the first time, a practice that began in last year's local elections.

In addition to driver's licenses, valid identification can also be passports, age verification cards, disabled">king permits, and certain discount travel passes.

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The administration has announced plans to recognize veterans' ID cards as an acceptable form of identification for voting, following incidents where ex-service members were denied the ability to vote.

Veterans' minister Johnny Mercer expressed his apologies to individuals who were unable to vote using the document, committing to make every effort to ensure it is recognized as acceptable identification.

Labour has criticized the government for not integrating the card into the system sooner, despite having launched the program back in 2019.

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