The Elections Act 2022 requires voters in Great Britain to show photo ID before being issued a ballot paper in polling stations. Read it at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2022/37/contents/enacted.
It applies to UK Parliamentary elections, local council elections and referendums in England and police and crime commissioner elections in England and Wales. It will also apply to a proxy voter, someone voting in person on someone else’s behalf.
These provisions are due to be in place for May 2023’s local elections in England and at all UK Parliamentary elections held after that date.
The content of these pages is researched from available best sources provided by government and other official bodies, and has been checked by legal experts on behalf of TransActual. It is intended as a helpful guide to ensuring you do not lose your right to vote in UK elections in this year and subsequent years. It is not legal advice, and if you have any concerns about steps you need to take to maintain your right to vote, or any relevant deadlines, you should consult official sources online or contact the returning officer at your local council.