Voter Identification will be required at polling stations from May 2023 onwards

From May 2023, people who wish to vote in person (including those acting as a proxy), will be required to produce an accepted form of photographic ID to prove their identity before they will be issued with a ballot paper.

What kinds of Photo ID are accepted?

The accepted forms of photographic ID are

  • a passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state, or a Commonwealth country
  • a driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state
  • a biometric immigration document
  • an identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
  • a Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • a Blue Badge
  • a national identity card issued by an EEA state
  • an Older Person’s Bus Pass
  • a Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
  • an Oyster 60+ Card
  • a Freedom Pass

Expired photographic identification documents can still be used as accepted photographic ID at the polling station or signing place, if the photograph is still a good likeness of the elector.

What if I don’t have the right Photo ID?

Where an individual does not have or does not wish to use one of these accepted forms of photographic ID, they can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate hereIf you are unable to apply online please give us a call on 01253 658549 to request a paper application form or visit the Town Hall to apply in person.