Photo ID Needed to Vote
Residents in Cotswold District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections on 4 May. Are you ready to vote? Read this post for more details.
Cotswold District residents will need photo ID to vote at local elections on 4 May
For the first time, residents in Cotswold District will need to show photographic ID to vote in person at this year’s local elections which are being held on 4 May.
Residents are being urged to make sure they are ready to vote in May by checking they have an accepted form of ID.
Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA drivers’ licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo and the name on the ID should be the same name as appears on the Electoral Register.
Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID online at voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk/ or by completing a paper form which is available from the Council.
For more information about this and for a list of acceptable ID visit the CDC website here