Voting requirements May 2023
Baughurst Parish Council
Information on Voter ID
Following new legislation, residents will be required to show photographic ID when voting in a polling station. This will come into effect for the Thursday 4 May 2023 elections.
You must show one of the accepted photographic identification documents to polling station staff and be registered on the electoral register to be issued a ballot paper.
Any of the following ID is acceptable.
Please note expired ID is acceptable if the photograph remains good likeness to you.
Voter Authority Certificate: If you do not have one of the accepted forms of ID, you can apply for a free Voter authority Certificate. This is an A4 paper-baseddocument that contains your photograph and name. You do not need to apply if you already have one of the accepted IDs. The deadline to apply is 5pm Tuesday 25 April 2023 for the elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.
You can apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-for-photo-id-voter-authority-certificate
If you would prefer to apply by paper or in person, please contact the council’s electoral services team on 01256 845467.
Postal voters: You do not need photographic ID if you vote by post.
Proxy voters: You do not need photographic ID to nominate a proxy. However, if your proxy is voting in the polling station for you, they must provide ID for themselves.
Please contact electoral services at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council if you wish to apply to vote by post or proxy.
For more information on Voter ID, visit: www.basingstoke.gov.uk/voter-id or contact Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. You can contact them at email@example.com call 01256 845467.
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