From 4 May 2023, voters in Wales will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.
This will apply to:
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- UK Parliamentary by-elections
- Recall petitions
From October 2023, it will also apply to UK General elections.
Voters in Wales will not need to show photo ID to vote at a polling station at Senedd elections or local council elections.
Accepted forms of ID
- UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport
- UK, EEA or Commonwealth drivers’ licence
- Some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card.
Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.
A full list of accepted forms of photo ID is available here: Accepted forms of photo ID | Electoral Commission
If you don’t have accepted photo ID
You can apply for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate, if:
- You do not have accepted photo ID
- You no longer look like the photo on your ID
- The name on your photo ID is different to your name on the electoral register.
You need to register to vote before applying for a Voter Authority Certificate.