Published: Wednesday, 19th April 2023

Medway’s local and parish elections are taking place on Thursday, 4 May.

New government legislation means that for the first time you will need to bring accepted photo ID with you to the polling station to be able to vote.

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

  • passport,
  • full or provisional driving license,
  • identity card with the PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme),
  • blue badge,
  • certain concessionary travel cards.

The full list of accepted forms of ID can be viewed on the Electoral Commission’s website

Even if the photo ID is out of date you can still use it to vote, as long as the photograph remains a good likeness of you.

You must bring the photo ID document and not a photocopy.

If you do not have an accepted form of photo ID

If you do not have one of the accepted IDs, or you are not sure if your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC).

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Tuesday, 25 April. Apply online today.

Find out more information about the local elections and voting

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