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Voter ID

The UK Government has passed a law that changes the way you vote. Photo ID is now needed in some elections.

This new law does not apply to Senedd or local government elections. The legislation for these polls are set by Welsh Government.

Approved types of photo ID

You will need to show an approved form of photo ID to vote.

The most commonly used and accepted forms of ID include:

  • UK passport 
  • driving licence
  • older person's bus pass
  • disabled persons bus pass 
  • blue badge

See the full list of acceptable forms of ID.

If your photo ID has expired, it will still be accepted if the photograph is still a good likeness of you. Only original documents can be accepted.

If you don't have an approved photo ID

If you do not have an approved photo ID that allows you to vote, you can:

The next scheduled election in Neath Port Talbot that requires photo ID will be the Police and Crime Commissioner elections in May 2024.

Voting at polling stations

You will need to show an approved form of Photo ID at polling stations when there is a:

  • Police and Crime Commissioner election
  • Parliamentary General election from October 2023

Voting by post

If you choose to vote by post, you will not be affected and will be issued with your postal ballot papers as usual.

Voting by proxy

If you’re unable to vote in person you can ask someone to vote on your behalf. This is called a proxy vote.

Your proxy should be someone you trust to vote on your behalf, who will need to take their own photo ID. 

If they do not have photo ID, they will not be given the ballot paper.

Get help applying

For more information on voter ID, visit the Electoral Commission website.

Or contact the Electoral team at:

Directions to SA13 1PJ
Electoral Services Civic Centre Port Talbot Neath Port Talbot SA13 1PJ pref
(01639) 763330 (01639) 763330 voice +441639763330