Voter photo ID

From 4 May 2023 you will need to have photo ID in order to be able to vote at a polling station. You do not need to have ID for postal voting.

ID you can use

You can use any of the following:

  • passport
  • driving licence (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • blue badge
  • older person’s or disabled person's bus pass
  • identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
  • biometric immigration document

You can use your ID even if it is out of date, as long as the photo looks like you. There are other types of ID that you can use, you can find out more on The Electoral Commission website.

Photo ID for voting

If you do not have an accepted form of ID you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for free. The deadline to apply for the local elections on 4 May 2023 is 5pm Tuesday 25 April 2023.