Voter ID

No suitable photo ID?

Bring photo ID when you vote

If you do not have any of the accepted photo ID, and you want to vote at the polling station, you will need to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate. This is a free photographic identification document specific for the purposes of voting.

The application process is available on the government website

Apply for photo ID to vote

If you would like to complete a paper application form contact the elections team


Tel: 01932 838383.

Voters who do not produce a Voter Authority Certificate, or valid identification will NOT be allowed to vote at polling station on polling day.

Do not apply for a Voter Authority Certificate if you already have an acceptable form of ID such as a passport or driving licence, even if it is expired.

The deadline for applications for Voter Authority Certificates will be 5pm, 6 working days ahead of a poll.

Get in touch about elections

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call during office hours and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help.