The list of acceptable ID has been confirmed by the Cabinet Office as set out below. Details will also be provided on the back of poll cards which will be sent out around 26 March.
If using photo ID, you only need to bring one of these with you to the Polling Station:
- a passport issued by a Commonwealth country or a country within the European Economic Area;
- a photocard driving licence (including a provisional licence);
- a photocard parking permit issued as part of the Blue Badge scheme;
- a concessionary travel pass funded by HM Government;
- a Ministry of Defence Identity Card;
- a PASS scheme card (national proof of age standards scheme);
- an identity card issued in the European Economic Area which bears a photograph of the voter;
- a biometric immigration document issued in the United Kingdom;
- an Oyster 60+ pass;
- an electoral identity card issued in Northern Ireland.
If you don’t have one of the photo IDs listed above, you’ll need to bring two types of ID from the list below. At least one of them must contain your name and address (the address at which you are registered to vote) and they must be presented in hard copy, not digitally (such as on a phone or tablet).
- a Poll Card for the election
- a driving licence (including a provisional licence) which is not in the form of a photocard;
- a valid bank or building society debit card or credit card;
- a mortgage statement dated within 12 months of election day;
- a bank or building society statement, or a letter from the bank or building society confirming the opening of an account, dated within 3 months of election day;
- a bank or building society cheque book or building society passbook;
- a credit card statement dated within 3 months of election day;
- a Council Tax demand letter or statement dated within 12 months of election day;
- a utility bill dated within 3 months of election day;
- a Form P45 or Form P60 issued within 12 months of election day;
- a National Insurance card or letter issuing your NI number;
- a statement of benefits or entitlement to benefits, or a letter confirming entitlement to housing benefit;
- a birth certificate;
- a marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate;
- an adoption certificate;
- a student loan statement issued by the Student Loan Company dated within 12 months of election day.;
- a firearms certificate granted under the Firearms Act 1968;
- the record of a decision on bail made in respect of the voter.
Local Elector Identification Document
If you do not have any of the types of identification as listed above, then you can apply to have a Local Elector Identification Document, free of charge, especially for this election.
There is an application to complete and your application must be attested by a ‘Person of Good Standing’ in the community.
In making this application, you will be declaring that you do not have any of the required identification.
And you will be required to bring one other form of non-photo ID with you to the polling station – this could be your poll card.
You must apply by 5pm on 1 May 2019.
Get in touch with our Elections team on 01529 308214 for further guidance.