Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Customer Services sites are now available to process Voter Authority Certificates in person that enable residents without photo ID to vote at polling stations at this May’s elections.
We’re aware of the barrier some online forms can present, so our Customer Service Centre on Gordon Road in West Bridgford is available during opening hours of Mondays and Thursdays from 8.30am to 5pm and Fridays from 8.30am to 4.30pm, to help guide residents through the process.
Appointments are also available to complete the process in person at our Customer Service contact points at Bingham, East Leake and Cotgrave.
You’ll need to have your date of birth and National Insurance number to hand and already be registered to vote before you arrive at any site.
You can also apply online for the Voter Authority Certificate at https://voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk.
We’re reminding all residents that you may already have a form of photo ID that’s acceptable. You can use any of the following:
- Driving licence (including provisional licence)
- Blue badge
- Certain concessionary travel cards
- Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
- Biometric Immigration document
- Defence identity card
- Certain national identity cards.
For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, please visit https://electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
If voting by post, you won’t need photo ID as other verification checks will be made to complete this form of voting.