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Deadline to apply for a free photo ID is fast approaching

Time is running out to apply for a free voter ID for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election taking place across Warwick District and Leamington Clarendon Ward by-election on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Anyone who doesn’t already have an accepted form of ID will need to apply before the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 24 April, if voting in a polling station.

Those without an accepted type of ID can apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate at or by applying for and submitting a paper form to the Warwick District Council Electoral Services team by email at Applicants must be registered to vote and will need to provide their date of birth, National Insurance number and a photograph.

Those who 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 driving 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.