An ex-prime minister Boris Johnson was disenfranchised due to issues with voter identification

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During the current UK local elections, Boris Johnson, the former prime minister of the UK, was denied access to a voting booth.

Johnson asserted that he had forgotten his legitimate identity, but according to reports, he was denied entry to the voting booth because of this.

According to an AP story on Friday, voting station personnel in South Oxfordshire informed the former prime minister, who instituted the demand for voters to present ID with a photo while in power, that he would not be allowed to vote without demonstrating his identification. This occurred on Thursday.

Later on, Johnson was allowed to cast his ballot. He was the prime minister of the Conservative Party from 2019 to 2022.

It wasn’t until 2023 that municipal elections were subject to the new picture ID law, which had been adopted by the previous prime minister in 2022.

However, many English and Welsh voters were required to provide photo identification, such as a passport or driver’s license, for the first time on Thursday.

Although some eligible voters may have chosen not to cast a ballot due to insufficient identification, the Electoral Commission stated that most individuals were able to satisfy the new standards.

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