Voter ID

From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

This change applies to:

  • Local elections
  • Police and crime commissioner elections
  • UK parliamentary by-elections
  • Recall petitions.

From October 2023, this will also apply to UK general elections.

If you do not own a valid form of ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

You can read more on the electoral commission website.