Elections and Voting

Voter ID

From 4 May 2023, voters in Wales will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

This will apply to:

  • 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.

Find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day.

Voters in Wales will not need to show photo ID to vote at a polling station at Senedd elections or local council elections.

Further information can be found at: Voter ID | Electoral Commission

 

 

 

 

ID: 8944, revised 10/01/2023
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