All you need to know to vote in local elections on Thursday May 4Last updated: 26/4/2023
Rushcliffe Borough Council is reminding residents they must have an accepted form of photo ID or Voter Authority Certificate if voting in person at a polling station in this year’s local elections on Thursday May 4.
The UK Government has introduced the requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections and will apply for the first time in England at the polls.
The new legislation does not apply for residents who vote by post, with this method of voting verified in another way.
Forms of acceptable photo ID which can be used to vote with include:
- Driving licence (including provisional license)
- Blue badge
- Certain concessionary travel cards
- Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
- Biometric Immigration document
- Defence identity card
- Certain national identity cards
Further information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, is available on the Electoral Commission website or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Returning Officer for the elections Katherine Marriott is urging all residents to be prepared and ensure they have the correct documentation in place ahead of the local elections.
She said: “Don’t miss out on having your say on the issues that matter to you and make sure you have an accepted form of photo ID ready to bring with you or your Voter Authority Certificate if voting in person at a polling station at the local elections on Thursday May 4.
“If anyone has any other questions about the new photo ID requirement, get in touch with our electoral registration team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0115 981 9911.”