New UK Government requirements photo ID required when voting at a polling station

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‘New UK Government requirements mean that people must show photo ID, when voting at a polling station, in the upcoming parish council elections on May 4.

Acceptable forms of identification are a passport, driving licence, Blue Badge, an identity card with a PASS mark, certain concessionary travel cards, a biometric immigration document, a defence identity card and a national identity card.

Those who don’t have photo ID, can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, by 5pm on April 25, at

If you require a Voter Authority Certificate and are unable to apply online call Copeland Council on 01946 598300 or email’