Deadline for free voter ID applications fast approaching

12/04/23 - Time to apply for free voter ID ahead of the May elections is running out. The deadline is 5pm on 25 April.

Broxtowe voters will need to show photo ID to receive their ballot paper at the local elections on 4 May. Those without an accepted type of ID can apply online for a VoterRemember, I need photo ID to vote Authority Certificate, at (Opens in a new window) or by applying for and submitting a paper form. For more information regarding submitting a paper form, contact or phone 0115 917 3276.

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 drivers’ 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.

Ailsa Irvine, 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 take part. That date is fast approaching so don’t delay.”

Ruth Hyde, Returning Officer at Broxtowe Borough Council, said:

“As the deadline to apply for free ID looms, it is important that Broxtowe Borough residents make sure they’re election ready. If you need any help with applying for free ID or want to request an application form, you can contact the electoral services team on or phone 0115 917 3276."

For more information contact the communications team by email at or phone 0115 917 3825. Alternatively, contact the Electoral Commission press office on 020 7271 0704, out of office hours 07789 920 414 or