From May 2023 individuals who wish to vote in person at polling stations, including those acting as a proxy on behalf of another individual, will be required to produce an accepted form of photographic ID to vote.
The following documents, including expired versions, will be accepted as long as the photo is a good enough likeness:
- A passport issued by the United Kingdom, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, a European Economic Area state or a Commonwealth country
- Photographic driver's licence (full or provisional) issued by the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or a European Economic Area state
- European Economic Area photographic ID card
- United Kingdom Biometric Residence Permit
- An identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (PASS card)
- A blue badge
- Oyster 60+ card
- A concessionary travel pass funded by HM Government or local authority.
A full list of accepted documents can be found at Electoral Commission: Accepted forms of photo ID.
Voters must take the original document with them to the polling station. A scanned or electronic version or a copy will not be accepted.
If you do not have appropriate photo ID, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate which can be obtained free of charge. This is a document containing an elector’s name and photograph, specifically for the purposes of voting and will be accepted at the polling station. If you need to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate, you can do so by clicking the link below.