Photographic voter ID required at polling stations from May 2023

From 4th May local elections voters will be required to show photographic ID which includes:

  • Various concessionary travel passes

  • PASS cards

  • Ministry of Defence identity cards

  • Photocard parking permits issued as part of the Blue Badge scheme

  • Driver’s licenses

  • Passports

  • Free Voter Cards, provided by local authorities

Expired photographic identification will also be accepted if the photograph is of a good enough likeness to allow polling station staff to confirm the identity of the holder.

Further information – Voter Identification – FAQs – GOV.UK (

For those without photographic ID – apply for a postal vote Chichester District Council-how to vote

To apply for Applying for a Voter Authority Certificate | Electoral Commission