Election voter ID
Bring ID to vote for the next election
Voters in England will need to show an accepted photo ID to vote at polling stations. This includes those acting as a proxy.
What type of photo ID are accepted
- Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state, or a Commonwealth country
- Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state
- Blue Badge
- Older Person’s Bus Pass
- Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
- Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
- Oyster 60+ Card
View a full list of of accepted forms of photo ID.
Expired photographic identification documents can still be used as accepted photographic ID at the polling station or signing place, as long as the photograph is still a good likeness of the elector.
What if I don't have the right photo ID
If you don't have, or don't wish to use one of these accepted forms of photographic ID, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.
Last updated Friday, 6th October 2023