Voter ID

Voter Checklist

Electoral commission infographic. Remember to register to vote check my photo ID vote at a polling station.

What identification you will need to vote in person at polling stations on election day?

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

The most commonly used forms of accepted photo ID in Tendring are:

  • Passport issued by the UK, any Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
  • Driving licence issued by the UK, any Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or an EEA state
  • Identity card bearing Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • Blue Badge
  • Older Person's Bus Pass
  • Disabled Person's Bus Pass
  • Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) or a temporary VAC

View the full list of accepted photographic ID on the Electoral Commission website.

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:

Download Voter Booklet (Plain Text)

Download Voter Booklet (Braille)

Download Voter Booklet (Audio)



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