Requirement to show ID at polling stations


The UK Government has introduced a new requirement that voters need to show an accepted form of photo ID to vote in a polling station. This requirement applied for the first time at the local elections taking place in England in May 2023. 

Image of a sticky note with the words 'Bring photo ID to vote'

Information for voters

Find out more about voter ID, including the accepted forms of ID and how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.