Voter ID

From May 2023, voters across England will need to show photo ID to vote in person in a polling station, following new requirements introduced by the Elections Act. 

If you do not have any of the acceptable forms of photographic ID listed, you will be able to apply online, by post or in person, for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) to allow an elector to vote in the polling station.  

Requirements to show photographic ID in the polling station will apply in the following polls:   

  • UK Parliamentary General Elections    
  • Local Elections    
  • Local Referendums   
  • Police and Crime Commissioner Elections   
  • Recall Petitions