Voters are reminded to bring ID to polling stations

Person placing vote in ballot box

To vote at your local polling station, residents will need to bring an accepted form of ID...

The approved IDs, such as photo driving licence or passport, will be accepted even if they have expired as long as they show a true likeness to the holder. Until 5pm on Wednesday 24 April, those without any acceptable forms of ID can apply for a free ‘Voter Authority Certificate’ (VAC). 

Apply for 'Voter Authority Certificate'

Full list of acceptable IDs are as follows:

  • A passport issued by the UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man/ British
  • Overseas Territory/EEA state/ Commonwealth country
  • A driving licence issued by the UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man
  • A biometric immigration document
  • An identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme
  • hologram (a PASS card)
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • A Blue Badge
  • A national identity card issued by an EEA state
  • An Older Person’s Bus Pass
  • A Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
  • An Oyster 60+ Card

For more information, please visit the Electoral Commission website

VAC applications must be submitted by the 24 April 2024 to be eligible for the elections taking place on 2 May 2024. Applications made after this date will be processed but will not be valid for the 2 May 2024 elections. 

If you, or someone you know, are unable to apply for a VAC online, you can visit our Customer Service Centre for assistance. A member of our team will be available to help you with the application process. Remember to bring all necessary documents with you.

Our Customer Service Centre opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday: 9am – 1pm
  • Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 2pm
  • Thursday: 1pm – 5pm
  • Friday: 9am – 1pm
  • Weekends and public holidays: Closed

Published: 5th March 2024

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