General election 2024: List of ID accepted at polling stations

TODAY’S poll is the first general election at which voters will be expected to show photo ID before being issued with a ballot paper.

The law requiring voter ID was introduced in 2023 by the Conservative government in a move, it said, designed to protect the integrity of our elections.

But regardless of whether you agree with the law or not, the rules are in place, so you will be required to show photo ID before casting your vote.

Please note, your polling card is *not* counted as voter ID.

Here is a simple list of the ID accepted at polling stations:
Driving licence
Blue badge
Older Person’s Bus Pass
Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
60+ London Oyster Photocard
Freedom Pass
Scottish National Entitlement Card
60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
Biometric residence permit
Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
National identity card issued by an EEA state
Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland
Voter Authority Certificate
Anonymous Elector’s Document

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