Deadline for free voter ID applications is fast approaching
The time to apply for free voter ID ahead of the May elections is running out. The deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April.
For the first time, voters will need to show a photo ID to receive their ballot paper at the local elections on 4 May. Those without an accepted type of ID can apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate, at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate or by applying for and submitting a paper form to the Warwick District Council Electoral Services Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be registered to vote and will need to provide their date of birth, National Insurance number and a photograph.
If you already have an accepted form of ID already do not need to apply. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA driver’s licence; and 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.