Voter ID requirement
Elmbridge local elections on 4 May
From 4 May 2023, voters in England (including Elmbridge) will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.
This will apply to:
- Local elections
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- UK parliamentary by-elections
- Recall petitions
From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.
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 for this is 25 April.
If you use postal voting, there is no voter ID requirement.
Videos to help with the process
General information video
British Sign Language - What will happen at the polling station
British Sign Language: Applying for a Voter Authority Certificate