Chailey Community 

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Voter ID Requirements for Local Elections

The Local Elections in May introduces a new requirement for photo ID in order to cast your vote.

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable.  You can use any of the following:

  •           Passport
  •           Driving licence (including provisional license)
  •           Blue badge
  •           Certain concessionary travel cards
  •           Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
  •           Biometric Immigration document
  •           Defence identity card
  •           Certain national identity cards

For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit

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