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Voter Identification in UK General Election

The UK General Election will be held on Thursday 4th July, and voters will be required to bring photo id to the polling station.

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 UK General Election 2024 is 5pm on Wednesday 26th June.

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.

The deadline to apply for a postal vote in the Parliamentary general election is 5pm on Wednesday 19th June. You don't need photo ID to vote by post, so you don't need to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate if you choose to vote this way.