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Bring ID To Vote On 2 May

28th February 2019 Broxtowe Borough Council, Help & Advice, Upcoming Events Tags: 0 Comments

To vote at a polling station on 2 May, in the Broxtowe Borough and Parish Council elections, you’ll need to take identification with you.

Live in Broxtowe? Bring ID to vote on 2 May

This is because Broxtowe is taking part in a national trial of using ID when voting, as a way of making elections more secure.

You can bring one form of specified photo ID, like a passport or driving licence, or two forms of specified non-photo ID, like a poll card, bank card council tax bill or a bank statement.

If you don’t have acceptable ID, you can apply for a Certificate of Identity until 5pm on 1 May or you can apply for a postal vote.

You’ll need to produce acceptable ID or a Certificate of Identity before being issued with a ballot paper in the polling station.

Acceptable ID includes:

One form of photographic ID

  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • Electoral Identity Card
  • European Identity Card
  • Ministry of Defence Identity Card
  • Travel Pass
  • Photocard Parking Permit

Two forms of non-photographic ID

  • Poll card
  • Debit or credit card
  • Bank statement
  • Mortgage statement (dated within 12 months of the election)
  • Credit card statement (dated within 3 months of the election)
  • Utility bill (dated within 3 months of the election date)
  • Council Tax bill
  • P45 or P60 (dated within 12 months of the election)
  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage or civic partnership certificate
  • Adoption certificate
  • Paper driving licence
  • Benefits statements
  • Student loan statement (dated within 12 months of the election)
  • a National Insurance Number Card or a letter sent by HMRC issuing your National Insurance Number

The trial will help the Electoral Commission and the Cabinet Office to evaluate the impact of asking for ID, before a decision is taken on whether or not to roll it out nationally.

Many countries have already made it a requirement to prove identity at a polling station, including Northern Ireland.

For more information, visit our Voter ID webpage.

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