Upcoming elections

District council and parish council elections will take place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

From May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations.

The requirement to show ID will initially apply to:

  • Local elections
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • UK parliamentary by-elections

From October 2023 the requirement to show ID will also apply to UK general elections.

If you don't have accepted photo ID, you will be able to apply for a free voter ID documen prior to the electionst, 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 on the Electoral Commission website.