Voters are being reminded to bring photo ID when Dartford goes to the polls.
For the first time, voters will need to show photo ID to vote at local elections in England on 4 May. Accepted forms of ID include a driving licence and a passport, as well as some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass.
A full list of eligible IDs can be found at www.dartford.gov.uk/voterid. Voters can use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.
Anyone without an accepted form of ID can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by visiting this webpage. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 25th April.
Dartford Borough Council has been working with various partner agencies to make sure communities are aware of the change. It has also publicised information online and on its social media accounts, and reminded residents with a note in their Council Tax bill.
To date the Council has received more than 50 applications for Voter Authority Certificates, but there may be more residents without an appropriate form of ID who need to apply.
More information about the new requirement, including bespoke resources to support groups who are likely to need additional support, can be found at electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID.