Cost of living support
We are providing support for residents facing the cost of living crisis.
The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 04 May 2023.
You can use any of the following:
If you do not already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you are not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.
Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate
If you are having trouble applying online, you can complete a paper application form and send this to the electoral services team at your local council.
If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact the elections team.
Page last reviewed: 30 January 2023
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