Details of permitted IDs

  • Photo ID options
    You will need to show ONE photo ID. The name must match the electoral register and the photo will be checked to see that it is a true likeness to the person presenting it. 
  • Non-photo ID options
    You will need to show TWO non-photo ID, one of which must show your electoral registered name and address. Keep your Poll Card safe as this will show both your name and address and meets one of the two requirements.

Your passport can be used as photo ID if it has been issued by a Commonwealth country or a country within the European Economic Area.

The passport photo must show a true likeness to your current appearance. The passport can have expired, as long as the photo is still appropriate to be used.

Your photocard driving licence, including a provisional licence, can be used as photo ID if it has been issued in the United Kingdom or by a Crown Dependency or by a Member State of the European Union.

The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used.

The Crown Dependency Countries are Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.

A Concessionary Travel Pass funded by HM Government can be used as photo ID. 

In Lincolnshire this will be a photocard Bus Pass issued by Lincolnshire County Council, free of charge, to eligible older and disabled people. You can also use a travel pass from any other local authority area. 

The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used.

A Ministry of Defence Identity Card can be used as photo ID. The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used.

A PASS scheme card (national proof of age standards scheme) can be used as photo ID.  The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used.

The Electoral Identity Card can be used as photo ID if it was issued under section 13C (Electoral identity card: Northern Ireland) of the Representation of the People Act 1983. The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used. More information on the Northern Ireland Identity Card is available at the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland website.

An identity card issued in the European Economic Area can be used as photo ID if it includes a photo of the voter on the card. The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used.

A Biometric Immigration Document can be used as photo ID if it was issued in the United Kingdom in accordance with regulations made under section 5 of the UK Borders Act 2007(a). The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used.

An Oyster 60+ pass photocard can be used as photo ID. 

It is available to people aged over 60 who live in London boroughs and allows free travel around London on public transport.  The photo on your card must show a true likeness to your current appearance. It can have expired, as long as the photo is appropriate to be used.

Your Poll Card can be used as one of your non-photo ID and it shows both your name and your registered address.

Poll Cards will be sent out to every registered elector fromthe end of March 2019. The Poll Card you show must be valid for the election on 2 May 2019. If you lose it before Polling Day you will be able to request a replacement if you are intending to rely on it as one of your IDs. Contact the Council on 01529 414155 up until 5pm on polling day 2 May 2019. 

You can use a valid bank or building society debit card or credit card as one of your non-photo ID.

You will also need another piece of non-photo ID that also shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

You can use your cheque book for a bank or building society as one of your non-photo ID or a passbook issued by a building society.

You will need another piece of non-photo ID that also shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

You can use a mortgage statement as one of your non-photo ID if it is dated within 12 months of the date of the poll. Polling Day is 2 May 2019 so the statement must be dated no earlier than 3 May 2018 to be eligible.

If you are using this statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

This must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

The letter from your mortgage provider can have been posted to you from your bank or building society. Alternatively, if you use online banking and you can print out a statement which includes your name and full postal address this will be eligible to use.    

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name, such as your Poll Card.

he bank or building society statement or letter from the bank or building society confirming the opening of an account can be used as non-photo ID. Either the statement or the letter must be dated within 3 months of the poll. Polling Day is 2 May 2019 so the statement or letter must be dated no earlier than 3 February 2019. 

This must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

The letter from the bank or building society can have been posted to you from your bank or building society. Alternatively, if you use online banking and you can print out a statement or letter which includes your name and full postal address this will be eligible to use.    

If you are using this statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name, such as your Poll Card.

A credit card statement can be used as non-photo ID and must be dated within 3 months of the date of the poll. Polling Day is 2 May 2019 so the statement must be dated no earlier than 3 February 2019.

The statement must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device

The credit card statement can have been posted to you from your credit card company.  Alternatively, if you use online banking and you can print out a statement which includes your name and full postal address this will be eligible to use.    

If you are using this statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name, such as your Poll Card.

A Council Tax demand letter or statement dated within 12 months of the date of the poll can be used as one piece of non-photo ID that shows both your name and address.

Polling Day is 3 May 2019 so the demand letter or statement must be dated no earlier than 3 May 2018 to be eligible.

If you are using this demand letter or statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

This must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device. 

The council tax letter or statement can have been posted to you or if you have an online account with the Council you can print out your statement, which includes your name and address, this will be eligible to use.     

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name, such as your Poll Card.

A utility bill can be used as non-photo ID and must be dated within 3 months of the date of the poll. Polling Day is 2 May 2019 so the bill must be dated no earlier than 3 February 2019.

The bill must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device

The utility bill can have been posted to you or if you have an online account you can print out a bill which includes your name and address, this will be eligible to use.     

If you are using this statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name, such as your Poll Card.

A Form P45 or P60 can be used as one of your non-photo ID if it is dated within 12 months of the date of the poll. Polling Day is 2 May 2019 so the form must be dated no earlier than 3 May 2018 to be eligible.

This must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

A birth certificate can be used as one of your non-photo ID. It must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

A marriage or civil partnership certificate can be used as one of your non-photo ID. It must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

An adoption certificate can be used as one of your non-photo ID. It must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

A firearms certificate granted under the Firearms Act 1968(a) can be used as one of your non-photo ID. It must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

The record of a decision on bail made in respect of the voter in accordance with section 5(1) of the Bail Act 1976(b) can be used as one of your non-photo ID. 

It must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

A paper driving licence (including a provisional licence) which is not in the form of a photocard can be used as one of your non-photo ID. It must be an original paper document or a certified copy, it can have expired. It cannot be shown on any electronic device. 

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

You can use a benefits statement as one of your non-photo ID that shows your name and address. This includes a statement of benefits or entitlement to benefits, such as a statement of child benefit within the meaning of section 141 of the Social Security Contributions and Benefits Act 1992(c), or a letter confirming that the voter is entitled to housing benefit, within the meaning of section 130 of that Act.

If you are using this demand letter or statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

This must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device. You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

A Student Loan statement issued by the Student Loan Company can be used as one of your non-photo ID if it is dated within 12 months of the date of the poll. Polling day is 2 May 2019 so the form must be dated no earlier than 3 May 2018 to be eligible.

If you are using this demand letter or statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

This must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name, such as your Poll Card.

You can use a National Insurance Number card or letter issued by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs as one of your non-photo ID. 

If you are using this demand letter or statement to evidence your current address the address on the statement must match the registered address on the electoral register.

The letter must be an original paper document or a certified copy and cannot be shown on any electronic device.

You will need to show another non-photo ID that shows your name and address, such as your Poll Card.

If you cannot meet any or all of the requirements for ONE Photo ID as listed or TWO non-photo IDs as listed – for example you have your Poll Card but absolutely none of the other forms of ID – please contact the Council to discuss arrangements for a Local Elector Identification Document. This can be requested up until 5pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019, but will require declaration that you cannot meet the broader ID requirement and a counter-signatory from another registered elector, who is not related to you, to verify your application. Call on 01529 414155.