Proof of identity
You must bring you ID with you when you go to vote. It is not sufficient to have your polling card or to just state your name and date of birth.
When you vote, it must be possible to check that you are the person you say you are. You must therefore show your ID if you are not known to the election worker who collects your vote. Other persons present at the polling station cannot verify your identity.
What is accepted as ID?
Examples of ID are a passport, national ID card, driving license (including digital) and a bank card with a photograph. It is possible to use other types of ID; however, the minimum requirement is that it must state your name, date of birth and carry a photograph. It is up to the election worker to evaluate whether the ID you are using is acceptable.
The election worker must use their judgement when evaluating the ID presented. As long as the ID you are using shows that you are the person you claim to be, it will be considered sufficient. This also applies even if the ID has expired.
Exceptions when voting at an institution
If you are resident at a health or care institution or a prison and do not have ID, a member of staff can verify your identity. In such case, the member of staff must provide ID. It is not possible for other voters to verify your identity.