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Photo ID and voting in person

From 5 October 2023, the UK Government has introduced the requirement to show photo identification when voting at a polling station. This applies to all types of elections and referendums within England.

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

Please also note that expired ID is still valid as long as it bears a likeness to you.

If you have no form of acceptable photo ID

You can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by visiting and completing the application.

The only exception to the above applies to anyone registered anonymously, who must apply for an Anonymous Elector Document in order to vote at a polling station. Please contact the Electoral Services team using the contact details below for guidance on how to apply.

Contact us - Electoral services

01235 422528
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE