Individual Voter Registration Will Bring Us Into Line With Every Other Serious Democracy in the World
Under the old system you could register anyone you liked, without having to produce any ID. This meant fraudsters could bag votes for people who didn't actually exist. We saw serious abuse of this flaw in the Tower Hamlets Mayoral elections last year, and the courts have since overturned the election result. In 21st Century Britain ballot stuffing is not acceptable.