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Applying for a Voter Authority Certificate

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Introduction

You need to be registered to vote before you apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

When you register to vote, you’ll be asked whether you have photo ID or if you want to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. 

The deadline to apply for free voter ID for the elections on Thursday 2 May is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

 

Introduction

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID at some elections. 

In Northern Ireland, voters have been required to show ID when voting since 1985, and photo ID since 2003.

The new requirement does not change this.

Find out more about what photo ID is accepted and how to apply for an Electoral Identity Card on the Electoral Office of Northern Ireland website.

Introduction

You need to be registered to vote before you apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

When you register to vote, you’ll be asked whether you have photo ID or if you want to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. 

The deadline to apply for free voter ID for the elections on Thursday 2 May is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April.

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