Maggie Throup, Member of Parliament for Erewash, is reminding residents who wish to vote in May’s local elections, that they will need to take a form of photo ID to the polling station.
The Government has introduced a requirement for residents to show photo ID when voting at a polling station for local elections, Police and Crime Commissioner elections, UK parliamentary by-elections and recall petitions. From October 2023 it will also apply to UK general elections.
“Voting is a fundamental part of our democracy. I want to remind every resident, that to be eligible to vote, you must take a form of photo ID to the polling station.
“If you do not already have a form of photo ID, you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by 5 pm on 25 April 2023, which will allow you to vote in the Erewash Borough Council elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.”
The following types of photo IDs are acceptable:
Residents who do not have a valid form of photo ID can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by clicking here.