Local elections and photo ID

From May 2023 individuals who wish to vote in person, including those acting as a proxy on behalf of another individual, will be required to produce an accepted form of photographic ID to prove their identity before they will be issued with a ballot paper. This is a national change implemented by the Government as part of the Elections Act 2022 which councils are required to follow when running elections.

This change will apply for the local elections taking place on 4 May 2023. Click here to find out which forms of ID will be accepted. If you don’t have one of the accepted forms of ID you can apply for a free ID as long as you do it by 25 April.