Erewash Borough Council

Voters will need ID at May election

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

An election for Erewash Borough Council will take place in May when all 47 of the borough council seats will be contested.

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

  • Passport
  • Driving licence (including provisional license)
  • 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, visit 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 voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk from 16 January.

Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form and send this to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact the council’s elections team
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, go to the electoral commission website, or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.