Don’t forget that you’ll need to present photo ID when voting at a polling station at the forthcoming elections on Thursday 4th May. Otherwise, you won’t be allowed to vote.
You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:
- Driving licence (including a 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 www.electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply for this at www.voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk or complete a paper application form and send it to Rushcliffe Borough Council’s electoral services team.
Or, you can attend one of the following in-person sessions to have a photo taken and the Voter Authority Certificate completed with one of the Council’s friendly Customer Services team:
- East Leake Leisure Centre, Lantern Lane, East Leake, LE12 6QN, Monday April 3, 3pm-7pm
- Hickling Village Hall, Main Street, Hickling, LE14 3AQ, Tuesday April 4, 10am-2pm
- Keyworth Leisure Centre, Church Drive, Keyworth, NG12 5FF, Wednesday April 5, 3pm-7pm
- Orston Village Hall, Lombard Street, Orston, NG13 9NG, Friday April 14, 10am-2pm
The Customer Service Centre on Gordon Road in West Bridgford is also available during opening hours of Mondays and Thursdays 8.30am to 5pm and Fridays 8.30am to 4.30pm to help guide you through the process.
In-person appointments are also available at the Council’s Customer Service contact points at Bingham, East Leake and Cotgrave.
Please note that you’ll need to have your date of birth and National Insurance number to hand and already be registered to vote before you arrive.
Not registered to vote yet?
You can complete a quick and easy online form at www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. Alternatively, paper forms are available on request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use this email address, or call 0115 981 9911, if you have any questions about registering to vote or the new photo ID requirements.