You have to prove who you are to vote in May

Do you realise that you will have to bring some form of photo ID with you when you go to the polling station to vote in the local elections on 3rd May?   How do you feel about this?  

Bromley Council has volunteered to take part in a pilot scheme, along with 4 other boroughs.  The scheme is being run by the Electoral Commission to see what effect asking for ID has on people's voting habits.  The purpose is to reduce voter fraud, although there is no evidence of any substantial fraud in Bromley.  

If you vote by post, you don't need to provide photo id of course - if you want to vote by post you can download a form here.  

If you intend to vote by going to the polling station you will need to bring a passport, driving licence with photo, Oyster or Travel card with a photo.  If you haven't got ID with a photo you will need to bring along two other documents such as a debit or credit card, a birth certificate, a cheque book or utility bill.  A full list of acceptable ID's with or without photo can be found here

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