The Government has brought in new regulations about Voter ID, this includes the acceptable types of photo ID and how you can apply for a “Voter Authority Certificate” if you don’t have one of the types listed below.
You will only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original version and not a photocopy.
If you have a form of accepted photo ID which is out of date, you can still use it to vote at a polling station if it still looks like you.
If you do not have photo ID when attending the polling station, you will not be able to vote.
What are the types of ID you can use?
- Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
Driving and Parking
- Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
- A Blue Badge
- Older Person’s Bus Pass
- Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
- Oyster 60+ Card
- Freedom Pass
- Scottish National Entitlement Card
- 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
- Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
- Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- 60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
- Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland.
Proof of age
- Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card).
Other government issued documents
If you don't have an accepted form of photo ID
You can Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk), if:
- you don't have an accepted form of photo ID
- you're not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you
- you're worried about using an existing form of ID for any other reason, such as the use of a gender marker.
Find out more at Voter ID | Electoral Commission