You need ID to vote on 3rd May

When you go to your polling station to vote in the local elections on 3rd May 2018 you must bring ID with you or you won't be allowed to vote.

When you arrive, you will be asked to show one form of photographic ID (e.g. passport, driving licence) OR two forms of non-photographic ID, such as a bank statement or utility bill that shows the address on the ballot paper.    A full list of acceptable documents is shown below.

Photo ID (you need to bring one of the following)

  • a passport issued by the United Kingdom, a Commonwealth country or a member state of the European Union
  • a photocard driving licence (including a provisional licence) issued in the United Kingdom or by a Crown Dependency, or by a member State of the European Union
  • an electoral identity card issued under section 13C (electoral identity card: Northern Ireland) of the Representation of the People Act 1983
  • a biometric immigration document issued in the United Kingdom in accordance with regulations made under section 5 of the UK Borders Act 2007
  • an identity card issued in the European Economic Area
  • an Oyster 60+ London Pass
  • a Freedom Pass (London)
  • a PASS scheme card (national proof of age standards scheme

Non photographic ID (you need to bring two of the following, one of which must show your registered address)

  • a valid bank or building society debit card or credit card
  • a poll card for the poll 
  • a driving licence (including a provisional licence) which is not in the form of a photocard.
  • a birth certificate
  • a marriage or civil partnership certificate
  • an adoption certificate
  • a firearms certificate granted under the Firearms Act 1968
  • the record of a decision on bail made in respect of the voter in accordance with section 5(1) of the Bail Act 1976
  • a bank or building society cheque book
  • a mortgage statement dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
  • a bank or building society statement dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
  • a credit card statement dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
  • a utility bill dated within 3 months of the date of the poll
  • a council tax demand letter or statement dated within 12 months of the date of the poll
  • a Form P45 or Form P60 dated within 12 months of the date of the poll

What if you can't provide any ID?

You can apply for a certificate of identity - issued by Bromley Council, but you must do this before Wednesday 2nd May.   Download the Certificate of Identity application form here. Alternatively copies are available at Main Reception, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley BR1 3UH. 

Background

Bromley is taking part in a pilot scheme to test the impact of requiring voters to show ID.  Only 4 council other councils are taking part in the trial.  Bromley Liberal Democrats are opposed to the scheme - you can see an explanation of our views here.

 

 

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