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Voter ID requirement

2023, Elections

Voter ID requirement

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.

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.

Find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day.


For more information go to: https://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/voter/voter-id?gclsrc=aw.ds

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