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Voters urged to check they have the right ID to vote

From May 2023 voters in England will need to show photo ID when they vote in person at elections in England.

This is a change being introduced by the UK Government and will apply to all future local elections: referendums, recall petitions and Police and Crime Commissioner elections from May 2023 and all UK Parliamentary General Elections from October 2023. These new requirements will not affect electors who vote by post.

Electors who currently do not have an accepted form of photo ID can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate free of charge.  The full list of accepted IDs is available on the Electoral Commission website, along with more information about the new requirements and details of how to apply for a free voter ID, at electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID. 

Whilst there are no scheduled elections planned for 2023 in Northumberland, we are taking every step to ensure voters are aware of the new requirements.  For unscheduled by elections taking place prior to May 2023 voter ID will not be required.

Further information to follow

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