What identification you will need to vote in person at polling stations on election day.
From 4 May 2023 onwards, all voters are required to show photographic identification (photo ID) at polling stations before they are given a ballot paper.
You will not be required to provide photo ID if you vote by post.
Accepted forms of photographic ID
To vote at a polling station, you must present one of the following:
The name on the photographic ID should match that on the Electoral Register. Further proof of identity may be needed if there is a discrepancy between your name shown on the form of identity and the name you claim to be.
If your photographic identity has expired, it will still be accepted if the photograph is still a good likeness of you.
Apply for free photo ID for voting
If you do not have any of the accepted forms of photo ID, you will be able to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) in person, online or by post.
Information for blind and partially sighted people
The Electoral Commission have produced the following information resources to help blind and partially sighted people, and the people who support them, to meet the new voter ID requirement:
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