Voter photo ID

Find out what identification you need to vote in person at polling stations on election day.

At all elections voters are required to show photographic identification (photo ID) at polling stations before they are given a ballot paper.

You are not required to provide photo ID for postal voting.

Photo ID you can use

Acceptable forms of photo ID will include:

  • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
  • Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man or an EEA state
  • Biometric immigration document
  • Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • Blue Badge
  • National identity card issued by an EEA state
  • Older Person’s Bus Pass
  • Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
  • Oyster 60+ Card
  • Freedom Pass
  • Scottish National Entitlement Card issued in Scotland
  • 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card issued in Wales
  • Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card issued in Wales
  • Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • War Disablement SmartPass or War Disabled SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • 60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland
  • Voter Authority Certificate or a temporary Voter Authority Certificate

If your photo ID has expired it will still be accepted as long as the photograph is still a good likeness of you.

If you do not have any acceptable forms of photo ID you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (photo ID).

Apply for photo ID to vote

It's free to apply. You will need:

  • a recent, digital photo of yourself
  • your National Insurance number

You can still apply if you do not have a National Insurance number. You will need to provide other documents to prove your identity, for example a birth certificate, bank statement and utility bill.

Apply for photo ID online External link

All community hubs and libraries are able to assist with the application.

Alternatively, you can download a copy of the application form and return it to Leeds City Council, Electoral Services, PO Box 898, Leeds LS1 9UT.

The deadline for us to receive applications for photo ID is Wednesday 26 June at 5pm.

Find out more about voting and bringing ID on the Electoral Commission website.

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