Elections and Voting
From 4 May 2023, voters in Wales will need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in some elections.
This will apply to:
- Police and Crime Commissioner elections
- UK parliamentary by-elections
- Recall petitions
From October 2023 it will also apply to UK General elections.
If you don't have accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, which is known as a Voter Authority Certificate.
Find out more about accepted forms of photo ID, how to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, and what to expect on polling day.
Voters in Wales will not need to show photo ID to vote at a polling station at Senedd elections or local council elections.
Further information can be found at: Voter ID | Electoral Commission
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