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Identity Documents that Will be Accepted

  • UK passport
  • A passport issued by an EEA state or Commonwealth country
  • UK Photo driving license (full and provisional)
  • A driving license issued by the Channel Islands, Isle of Man or an EEA state
  • A biometric immigration document
  • A proof of age ID card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) hologram. These include:
    • CitizenCard
    • My ID Card
    • NUS Totutm ID Card
    • Validate UK Card
    • Young Scot Card
    • One ID 4 U Card
  • Military ID card (MOD Form 90)
  • Older Person's Bus Pass
  • Disable Person's Bus Pass
  • Oyster 60+ Card
  • Freedom Pass
  • Blue Badge
  • Voter Authority Certificate
  • National identity card issued by an EEA state. 

This list can also be found on the government website by clicking on the following link: Accepted Photo ID

Only original ID documents will be accepted. No copies or scanned images. 

Expired photographic ID documents can be accepted as ID at the polling station so long as the photo still bears a likeness to the elector.

No suitable photo ID?

There is no requirement for photo ID when voting by post. If you would like to vote by post more information can be found here.

Where an individual does not have any of these accepted forms of photographic ID, they can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. This is a document containing an elector’s name and photograph which can be obtained free of charge from the Government Voter ID portal, following verification of an applicant’s identity.

Electors can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by going to the following website: VAC Application

The Voter Authority Certificate cannot be used as proof of identity for any other purpose than for voting. Once issued, the Voter Authority Certificate can be retained for use at future elections.

The deadline for applying for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm 6 working days before polling day. Voters who do not produce valid photo ID, or a Voter Authority Certificate, will not be allowed to vote on the day.