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Voter Identification in UK Elections

As a result of the Elections Act 2022, voters are now required to bring photo ID to polling stations in order to vote in some elections. These include the elections for Police and Crime Commissioners to be held on Thursday 2nd May, where photo ID is required for the first time in Wales. It will also include the UK Parliament General Election, which is expected to be held during 2024, although no date has been announced yet.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include a UK passport, driving licence, 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card and Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card. If you don't have accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate. The deadline to apply for free voter ID for the Police and Crime Commissioner elections on Thursday 2nd May is 5pm on Wednesday 24th April.

The Electoral Commission website has full details of what is required which you can read here. The Commission also has a helpline, 0800 328 0280, which can be used to request information in an accessible format.