Important changes to voting in person
The Elections Act (2022) has introduced a number of changes to how we vote. The main change that affects everyone is that you will now need to bring photographic ID with you on polling day.
If you do not bring along one of the accepted forms of photographic ID on polling day you will not be allowed to vote.
If you do not have one of the forms of photographic ID you will be able to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate. This will be an A4 paper document displaying only the voter's name, photograph, date of issue, issuing local authority, a unique reference number and a recommended renewal date.
You can find out more in our changes to voting section.