Local elections are happening across England on 4 May, and you now need photo ID to vote at a polling station. If you support people who want to vote, it’s important that they’re ready for this change.
Accepted photo identification includes a passport, driving licence or bus pass. A full list can be found on the Electoral Commission website. You will also find information about registering to vote and how to vote.
If a person supported doesn’t have any form of photo identification, they can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate.
The deadline to register to vote in these elections is on Monday 17th April 2023. To register yourself or someone else, visit the Government’s website https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Alternatively, write to your local council for a paper application form.
Download an easy read guide to voter photo ID in the upcoming elections.