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Photo ID needed for voting

Voters in Wales will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

Elections that you will need photo ID for

  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • UK Parliamentary by-elections
  • Recall petitions
  • UK General elections

Voters in Wales will not need to show photo ID to vote in a polling station in the Senedd elections or Local Council elections.

What you can use as photo ID

  • a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport
  • a UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers' licence
  • some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person's bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card

A full list can be found on: How to vote: Photo ID you'll need (GOV.UK) (opens new window)

Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

What if you don't have any photo ID

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID will be able to apply for free ID (a Voter Authority Certificate) online at: Apply for photo ID to vote (GOV.UK) (opens new window)

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Last modified on 24 April 2024