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Voting in person - Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

Following the introduction of the UK Government requirement (May 2023), voters will need to show photo ID when voting in person in the upcoming Neighbourhood Planning referendums (NPR).

Which forms of ID can I use to vote?

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable.  You can use any of the following:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence (including provisional license)
  • Blue badge
  • Certain concessionary travel cards
  • Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  • Biometric Immigration document
  • Defence identity card
  • Certain national identity cards

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit the electoral commission website or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

If you don’t have an accepted form photo ID

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate, online or by requesting 

To apply for a Voter Authority Certificate.

Alternatively, residents can complete a paper application form contact our electoral services team for more information 

For more information