Voter ID

Voters must show photo identification (ID) when voting at a polling station.  

You do not need ID if you are voting by post

Which forms of ID can I use to vote at a polling station? 

You may already have photo ID that is acceptable.   

For a full list of the ID you can use see the Electoral Comission Accepted forms of photo ID

Expired photo ID  is accepted as long as the photo is recognisable.

If you do not have photo ID you can apply for photo ID to vote (called a 'Voter Authority Certificate').

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate in the next election is 5pm Wednesday 24 April.

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit the Electoral Commission or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.