Published: Thursday, 27th June 2024

Residents in Warwick and Leamington and Kenilworth and Southam Constituency and, Leamington Clarendon Town Ward are being urged to remember their photo ID when they go to vote in the general election on Thursday 4 July.

Voters will need to show photo ID at polling stations before they can receive their ballot paper. Accepted forms of ID include a UK, European Economic Area (EEA), or Commonwealth passport; a UK or EEA driver’s licence; some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card; and the new free Voter Authority Certificate. Voters will be able to use an expired ID if it still recognisable from the photo.

At polling stations, voters must present their ID and have it checked by polling station staff. A private area will be available at the polling station for anyone to view their photo ID in private.

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

“With a week to go, make sure you’re ready for the Elections in Warwick District on the 4 July. Before heading to the polling station on election day, check that you’ve got an accepted form of ID and remember to bring it with you so that you don’t miss out on the opportunity to vote in these elections.”

If you need any help, you can contact the Electoral Services team on 01926 456105 or email

Craig Westwood, Director of Communications at the Electoral Commission, said:

“Anyone voting in the general election will need to show photo ID before they can be given their ballot paper. Before you head to the polling station, double check you have the right identification with you to enable you to vote.

“If you get to a polling station and you have forgotten your ID, you can return later with it before the polls close and cast your vote.”

The full list of accepted ID, along with more information about the new requirement, is available on the Electoral Commission’s website.

If voters lose their ID or their Voter Authority Certificate arrives after election day, they can appoint an emergency proxy to vote on their behalf up until 5pm on election day. The person appointed as proxy must also have their own acceptable photo ID.

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