Photo ID Requirements for Voters

Photo ID Requirements for Voters

All voters at polling stations are required to show photo ID for all elections and referendums before they can vote. This also applies to proxy voters. However, those voting by post are exempt from this requirement.

Accepted Forms of ID

The following forms of ID are accepted:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Government-issued older or disabled person’s bus pass
  • Blue Badge
  • Defence Identity Card
  • Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (PASS card)

Please note that a young person’s bus pass is not accepted as valid photo ID. For a complete list of accepted IDs, visit the Electoral Commission’s website.

Only original documents will be accepted and the name on the document must match that on the electoral register. Expired documents are acceptable as long as the photo remains a current likeness.

Voter Authority Certificate

If you do not have an accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for the Parliamentary general election on Thursday, 4th July, is 5pm on Wednesday 26th June.

For more information and to apply, please visit the Electoral Commission website.

Remember, voters who fail to produce either a valid photo ID or a Voter Authority Certificate will not be allowed to vote on polling day. Ensure you have the necessary documents to participate in the upcoming election.

For further details, visit the Electoral Commission’s website: