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Deadline to apply for free voter ID for Police and Crime Commissioner Election fast approaching

Time to apply for free voter ID ahead of the May elections is running out. Anyone who doesn’t already have an accepted form of ID will need to apply before the deadline at 5pm on 24 April.

  • Friday, 12 April 2024

    Vale of Glamorgan

Im registered to vote englishFor the first time, voters in the Vale of Glamorgan will need to show photo ID to receive their ballot paper at the local elections on 2 May.


Those without an accepted type of ID can apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate, at or by applying for and submitting a paper form to Electoral Registration Department, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Offices, Holton Road. Barry. CF63 4RU. Applicants must be registered to vote and will need to provide their date of birth, National Insurance number and a photograph.


Those that 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.


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.”


Rob Thomas, Returning Officer at the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “As the deadline to apply for free ID draws nearer, it is important that residents of the Vale of Glamorgan make sure they’re election ready.


"If you need any help applying for free ID or want to request an application form, you can contact the electoral services team on 01446 709552, by email at or go to and search Voter ID."