Make sure you're registered

Make sure you're registered

To vote in any election in the UK, you must be registered to vote.

Find out if you're eligible to register and how to apply

Voting in Northern Ireland

Take ID in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, you will need to take a correct form of photo ID with you to your polling station. You won't be able to vote without it.

The only acceptable forms of ID are:

  • a UK or Irish passport
  • a UK, Irish or EEA driving licence
  • a Translink 60+ Smartpass
  • a Translink Senior Smartpass
  • a Translink Blind Person's Smartpass
  • a Translink War Disabled Smartpass
  • an Electoral Identity Card

The ID can be expired, but staff at the polling station must be satisfied that you are the person in the photograph on the ID.

Find out more about applying for an electoral ID card or call 0800 4320 712.

You have to go to your polling station

You have to go to the polling station for the address you're registered to vote at. You can't go to one near where you work, for example.

Last updated: 24 February 2020
Next review: 11 September 2020