From May onwards you will need an acceptable form of photographic identification in order to vote in person at a local election (ditto for general elections after October).
We strongly recommend registering for a postal vote especially if you cannot readily provide of the acceptable forms of ID.
You only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original version and not a photocopy. You can still use your photo ID if it's out of date, as long as it looks like you. The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.
If you don't have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, but you need to be registered to vote before applying for one.
You can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate online at https://voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk/. Alternatively you can request a paper form or have support to apply in person at RBWM libraries.
You need to be registered to vote before you apply. To check if you are registered please call the RBWM helpline on 01628 683868.
The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate for our elections on Thursday 4 May 2023 is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023.