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New laws mean you now have to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some UK elections - including General Elections. This was already the law in Northern Ireland.

 

What counts as Photo ID at Elections?

You can find a full list of accepted voter IDs in each UK nation via the Electoral Commission here.

These include: Passport, Driving licence, Blue Badge, PASS card, Voter Authority Certificate and more. PASS cards are not accepted in Northern Ireland - find a list of accepted ID in Northern Ireland here.

The photo ID needs to be the original version and not a photocopy. 

 

Can I use out-of-date photo ID?

You can still use your photo ID if it's out of date, as long as it looks like you. The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote.

 

Which elections do I need Voter ID for?

Some UK elections do not require voters to show photo ID - for example Scottish Parliament and Welsh Senedd elections. You will need photo ID in the following elections:

If you live in England

  • General Elections and UK parliamentary by-elections
  • Recall of MP petitions
  • Local elections, including councils, mayors, the London Assembly and parishes
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections
  • Neighbourhood planning referendums
  • Local authority referendums in England

 

If you live in Scotland

  • General Elections and UK parliamentary by-elections
  • Recall of MP petitions

 

If you live in Wales

  • General Elections and UK parliamentary by-elections
  • Recall of MP petitions
  • Police and Crime Commissioner elections

 

If you live in Northern Ireland

 

Students can get a FREE Voter ID from CitizenCard using the code 'NUS'!

NUS have teamed up with CitizenCard to offer a FREE Voter ID (usually £18) to any student or young person who needs it.

Sign up for your FREE CitizenCard here: https://www.nus.org.uk/citizencard

 

      

You can use the card to prove your age and identity - enter pubs, clubs, take domestic flights, use as Voter ID and buy age-restricted goods in shops. Please note this cannot be used as voter ID in Northern Ireland.

 

TOTUM + Age ID card

As well as reaping the benefits of the UK's #1 Student Discount Card, you can now also verify your name and age in UK elections with the TOTUM+ Age ID Card.

TOTUM is now available with the added goodness of coming with PASS accredited legal age ID when you buy a TOTUM card for £14.99. Please note this cannot be used as voter ID in Northern Ireland.

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Voter Authority Certificate

You can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate, if: 

  • you don't have an accepted form of photo ID 
  • you're not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you 
  • you're worried about using an existing form of ID for any other reason, such as the use of a gender marker 

You need to register to votebefore applying for a Voter Authority Certificate. 

 

More you can do to get ready to Turn Up

 

         

Campaign partners

We want Turn Up to be the biggest student and youth voter registration campaign ever, so we're partnering with organisations to help spread the word!

British Youth Council

 

Generation Rent

Democracy Classroom

 

NUS Charity

 

If you're interested in partnering with NUS UK on the Turn Up campaign, email [email protected].