Apply for free voter ID before it’s too late

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Time to apply for free voter ID ahead of the July General Elections is running out.

Anyone who doesn’t already have an accepted form of ID will need to apply before the deadline at 5pm on 26 June.

Voters will need to show photo ID to receive their ballot paper at the local elections on 4 July. Those without an accepted type of ID can apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate.

Applicants must be registered to vote and 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. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA driving licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

If you live in South Norfolk or Broadland and need any help applying for free ID or want to request an application form, you can contact the electoral services team.

Published: 24 June 2024