You now need ID to vote

Bring your ID to vote

You need to bring photographic ID to vote at polling stations for the local elections on 4 May 2023. For the first time, residents who are registered to vote across the country will be asked to show photo ID at the polling station before their ballot paper is issued. UK, Commonwealth and EEA passports and a range of other documents will be accepted. Visit to see the full list.

Don’t have anything on the list? Don’t worry…

Anyone without an approved form of identification can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate free of charge from the Government website before 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023. For more information about voter ID or to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate visit .

Voting by post

Please note that this does not affect postal voters – you do not need photographic ID if you vote by post. If you are going to be away on polling day or would prefer not to visit a polling station in person, you can apply to vote by post before 5pm on Tuesday 18 April 2023. You can download a form from .

Moved home recently?

To have your say on the 4 May visit to register at your new address before midnight on Monday 17 April 2023. You should expect to receive your poll card for the local elections on or around the 30 March unless you apply closer to the deadline.

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