Voter ID for Elections 4th May

Published: 25 January 2023

Have you got Voter ID?

If you want to vote in a polling station at the local elections on Thursday 4 May, you’ll need to bring photo ID with you, otherwise you won’t be able to vote. This is a new requirement following changes to the law.


Your ID needs to be the original and not a photocopy and can be:

  • A passport.
  • A driving licence (including provisional licence).
  • Blue Badge.
  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme).
  • Certain concessionary travel cards.
  • Biometric immigration document.
  • Defence identity card.
  • National identity card.

If you have one of these IDs, but it is out of date, you can still use it to vote at a polling station if the photo on it still looks like you. You don’t need to provide photo ID to vote by post.


If you don’t have any of these items you will need to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.


You can find out more online about the Voter ID requirements, or call 0800 328 0280.


For more information on other ways to vote, such as by post or by proxy, please visit the Electoral Commission website.