Photo Id

The law has changed

The Elections Act 2022 has introduced the requirement to show photo ID at UK Parliamentary elections, police and crime commissioner elections and at local elections in England.

What ID will voters need to show?

Many forms of existing photo ID will be accepted including UK, EEA and Commonwealth passports, driving licences, many concessionary travel cards and Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) cards.

People without an existing acceptable form of voter ID can apply online or by post for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) to show at the polls. The VAC will display the holders’ name alongside a passport style photo of them.

Where can I find out more information about the Elections Act 2022?

The Electoral Commission website contains full details about the Elections Act 2022 and what it means for you.

The Parliament website contains full records and parliamentary debate.