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Changes to Voting in 2023

You Now Need a Photo ID to vote at a Polling Station.

If you do not have photo ID

Anyone without suitable photo identification can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) via the link below:
Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) - GOV.UK (

If you are not able to apply online you can download a paper application form. The VAC will be posted directly to the voter. More information on the application process is available on the Electoral Commission's website via this link:
Applying for a Voter Authority Certificate | Electoral Commission