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The 2024 Election​ is​​​ Fast Approaching


In this year’s General Election, voters must present photo ID to cast their ballots. This change aims to curb voter fraud and ensure election integrity. Accepted forms include passports, driver’s licences or a government-issued ID with a photograph.

If you don’t have one of these IDs, alternative options are available through local councils. Check the official website of yours for more details on what qualifies as acceptable identification. Ensuring you have appropriate documentation means your vote will count without issue in upcoming elections.

The 2024 election is around the corner. You’ll need a photo ID to vote this year, so get one now. Early planning helps you avoid last-minute issues at polling stations and keeps lines short on voting day.

Secure your needed documents ahead of time. Ensure they meet official standards in size and clarity to remain valid for voter access control during the next ballot round. This is mandated by government through legislated processes and local ordinances, ensuring compliance with updated laws.


Accepted Forms of Voter Identification


The government has provided a list of acceptable photo IDs that can be used at polling stations.

These include:


Passport: Both UK passports and passports issued by EEA (European Economic Area) countries or Commonwealth countries are accepted

Driving Licence: A full or provisional driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state

Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card): You can use your TOTUM ID

Blue Badge: A Blue Badge parking permit can also be used as valid photo identification

Older Person’s Bus Pass: Bus passes issued by local authorities that include a photograph

Disabled Person’s Bus Pass funded by the UK Government

60+ London Oyster Photocard funded by Transport for London

Freedom Pass

Scottish National Entitlement Card issued for the purpose of concessionary travel (including a 60+, disabled or under 22s bus pass)

60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card

Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card

Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland


Remember, your photo must be clear on these IDs to meet requirements at polling stations. If you don’t have any accepted form of ID, you’ll need to get a Voter Authority Certificate instead. 


Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate


The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate to vote in the general election is 5pm on Wednesday 26 June.


Apply via the Gov website.


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