UK to test QR code-based voter verification system

UK to test QR code-based voter verification system. The pilot, in Watford, UK, is part of the UK government’s Voter ID Scheme, an initiative to provide additional voter verification. Historically, voters in the UK can vote by simply stating their name and address. The pilot is part of efforts to introduce new voting laws by 2022. With QR-code approach, each voter receives a unique barcode printed on their poll card already sent before each election. At the polling station, staff scan the code with an iPad which returns the voter’s address. The voter must identify their address as well, and staff match the two addresses before the voter can proceed. The QR code system also tracks whether the person has voted. to date the challenge in the UK was to find solutions that don’t require a government-issued ID which has been shown to exclude some voters. Verdict