Voter Authority Certificate
From 4 May 2023 onwards, the Elections Act 2022 requires voters to show photographic identification at polling stations before they are given a ballot paper. They cannot vote without photographic identification.
If you don’t already have any of the accepted forms of photographic identification (listed below), you will be able to apply:
- Online on Gov.uk
- Completing a paper application with a photo enclosed
- In person at the Council Offices
A Voter Authority Certificate - a free photographic identification document specifically for the purposes of voting
Voter Authority Certificate application easy-read guide.
Acceptable forms of photographic identification
If your photographic identification document has expired, it will still be accepted as long as the photograph is still a good likeness of you.
This webpage will be further updated when more information is available from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities and Electoral Commission.