Published: Tuesday, 16th April 2024

Time is running out to apply for a free voter ID for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner election taking place across Warwick District and Leamington Clarendon Ward by-election on Thursday 2 May 2024.

Anyone who doesn’t already have an accepted form of ID will need to apply before the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday 24 April, if voting in a polling station.

Those without an accepted type of ID can apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate or by submitting a paper form to the Warwick District Council Electoral Services team by email at Applicants must be registered to vote and will need to provide their date of birth, National Insurance number and a photograph.

Those who already have an accepted form of ID already do not need to apply. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA), or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA driving licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Chris Elliott, Returning Officer at Warwick District Council, said:

“As the deadline to apply for free ID looms, it is important that residents of Warwick District make sure they’re election ready. If you need help applying for a free photo ID or want to request an application form, you can contact the electoral services team by phone on 01926 456105 or email”

Jackie Killeen, Director of Electoral Administration and Guidance at the Electoral Commission, said:

“Voters will be required to show photo ID at polling stations at the May elections. The availability of free ID helps ensure elections remain accessible to all eligible voters. For those who don’t currently have the ID they need, it’s crucial they apply before the deadline so that they can cast their vote at the polling station. That date is fast approaching, so don’t delay.”

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