Voter ID requirements

You need to show an accepted form of photographic identification (photo ID) at a polling station when you cast your vote in most elections.   

Accepted forms of photo ID

The majority of voters will already have an accepted form of ID. 

Check if you have an accepted photo ID

What to do if you don't have an accepted form of photo ID

If you do not have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a free photo ID called a Voter Authority Certificate from GOV.UK.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for use at the 4 July General Election is Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate 

More information on updated voter ID legislation

You can read more about voter ID legislation on GOV.UK.