Beech Hill Community Primary School

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From 4th May 2023, voters in England will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.

This will apply to: Local elections, Police and Crime Commissioner elections, UK parliamentary by-elections, recall petitions and from October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.

You’ll need one of the following types of photo ID to vote:

a UK or Northern Ireland photocard driving licence (full or provisional)

a driving licence issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, the Isle of Man or any of the Channel Islands

a UK passport

a passport issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or a Commonwealth country

a PASS card (National Proof of Age Standards Scheme)

a Blue Badge

a biometric residence permit (BRP)

a Defence Identity Card (MOD form 90)

a national identity card issued by the EU, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein

a Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card

a Voter Authority Certificate

an Anonymous Elector’s Document


No photo id? No Problem!

You can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate either online  or fill in a paper form. All you need is your name, address, National Insurance number and a recent photo.  Forms are available from school – we’ll even take your photo for you.