Id To Vote

Voter ID requirement

Voters in England need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in the UK Parliamentary general election on 4 July.

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 a Voter Authority Certificate to vote in the Parliamentary general election on Thursday 4 July is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.

Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID can apply for free ID online via the GOV.UK website. Voters wishing to apply should first make sure they are registered to vote.
Voters will need to provide their date of birth, National Insurance number and a photograph. Those that have an accepted form of ID already do not need to apply.

If you need any help with applying for free ID or want to request an application form, email Cheshire East Council electoral services team at: [email protected] or ring 0300 123 5016.