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Voter ID and Voter Authority Certificate

voter ID

From 4 May 2023, you'll need to show photo ID at polling stations to vote. You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable.

Find out what forms of ID will be accepted at the elections

What if I do not have an acceptable form of photo ID?

If you've no acceptable photo ID you can apply for a voter authority certificate. 

You'll need to apply for your Voter Authority Certificate by 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023, if you want to vote in the May elections.

 Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate 

It's really important that you take the correct type of photo if you need to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate. Watch Bassetlaw District Council's video for a step by step guide on how to take a photo.

Here are some voter ID frequently asked questions about what you need to do at a polling station.