From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections. This will apply to:
- Local elections
- Police and crime commissioner elections
- UK parliamentary by-elections
- Recall petitions.
From October 2023 it will also apply to UK general elections.
Voters at the polling station will need to show just one of the accepted forms of photo ID. If you don't have accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate.
The requirement to have photographic ID only affects people voting in person at a polling station. It doesn't affect postal voters who have their identification verified by their signatures and date of births.
We aim to ensure that all polling stations in the borough are accessible with a range of measures in place to support voters with disabilities.
The Returning Officer strives to ensure that all polling stations have a variety of services to support voters with disabilities, to remove barriers and to improve accessibility.
Polling station accessibility
Our polling station staff are there to help you and will offer assistance to you.
If you have any specific needs you can contact us in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 01952 383206.
Last updated: 18/01/2023 10:17