Voter ID required for upcoming elections

Residents will now be required to produce photo ID when taking part in local elections during May 2023.

Local elections are being held on Thursday 4 May 2023 in Telford and Wrekin and following the introduction of new government legislation, voters are now required to produce photo ID when voting at polling stations.

Accepted forms of ID

  • International 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 license
  • A Blue Badge
  • Local travel pass – Older person’s bus pass, disabled person’s bus pass

The changes in legislation will also apply to UK General elections from October 2023.

Out of date ID

You can still use your photo ID if it is out of date, as long as it looks like you.

The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register your vote.

If you don’t have an accepted form of of photo ID

If you do not have an accepted form of ID, are not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you or are worried about using an existing form if ID for any other reason, then you can apply for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate.


Further details including what is an acceptable form of ID, how to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate or to apply for a postal vote can be found at The Electoral Commission


Stock image of government information advising voters to produce photo ID at a polling station
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