Voter ID

Question:
Voter ID
Answer:

All electors, who vote at a polling station, will be required to show an accepted form of photographic identification from Thursday 4 May 2023 before they receive a ballot paper and then cast their vote.

There are no exceptions to this requirement and will also include those who are registered as anonymous electors. 

If you act as a proxy for an elector, you will also need to show ID but will not have to provide ID for the person you are acting as a proxy for.

There is currently no requirement for postal voters to provide identification for the May 2023 elections.

Voter ID will also be introduced for postal voters, and people appointing a proxy in the summer of 2023.