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Elections will be held in North Kesteven on May 2 to choose district and parish councillors. 

And for the first time, anyone wanting to vote at a polling station on this day will need to take some kind of identification (ID) with them. This is to prove that they are who they say they are.

It is part of a national electoral integrity pilot looking into ways to ensure the security of the voting process and reduce the risk of voter fraud.

Locally, the requirement to bring ID only applies to North Kesteven – no where else in Lincolnshire – and only for the local elections on May 2. And it only affects people voting in person at polling stations. Postal voters have their identification verified in other ways.

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