From 4 May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.
- This will apply to:
- Local elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- UK parliamentary by-elections;
and, with effect from October 2023, to UK General elections.
- You can still use your ID even if it has expired
- If your name is not the same on your photo ID as it appears on the electoral register you either need to re-register or take along documentary proof of your change of name
- If you are voting as someone’s proxy you will need to take your photo ID
Whichever form of photo you take along to the polling station please ensure it does look like you – check with a friend or family member in advance of polling day and remember that only originals will be accepted (no scan or photocopies!).
If you are on the electoral roll and don’t have an eligible form of photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate. Don’t delay – apply now.
As not every Buckland resident is currently on the electoral roll, please consider whether you might be one of the residents who has not yet registered. If you know you are not on the electoral roll please take a few minutes now to register to vote. If you do not know whether you are on the electoral roll you can call the MVDC Elections team on 01306 879198 for assistance.