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The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and ensure its integrity

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Voter ID

Voters in England, Scotland and Wales now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate to vote in the Parliamentary general election on Thursday 4 July is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Don’t have ID? Apply for free voter ID now.

Find out about elections in your area

Enter your postcode to find out which elections are coming up in your area, the contact details for the electoral services team at your local council and polling station details

Search the political finance database

Find out which political parties are registered with us, where their money is coming from and how they’re spending it