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Some demographic groups are especially likely to not have a version of photo ID - although the government has promised free ID will be available.
Darren Hughes, the chief executive of the Electoral Reform Society, told the Guardianon Sunday:
When millions of people lack photo ID, these mooted plans risk raising the drawbridge to huge numbers of marginalised voters – including many elderly and BAME [black, Asian and minority ethnic] voters.
That's one of the major reasons why opposition MPs are suspicious of the government's plans.
The other major reason is the proposal is expected to cost up to £20m to enforce per election, which is a lot of money for a problem that appears to barely exists.