Local Elections – Don’t Forget Your Photo ID!

It is now a legal requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4th May 2023.


Accepted forms of photo ID:

  • Passport

  • Driving licence / provisional licence

  • Blue badge

  • Certain concessionary travel cards, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card

  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)

  • Biometric Immigration document

  • Defence identity card

  • Certain national identity cards

If you do not have an accepted form of ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate online. You’ll need to complete your application by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.

For more information on ID requirements, please visit the Engage Wokingham website