Voting at polling station

From May 2023 you must present photo ID when voting at a polling station. This will affect all voters in Crawley who vote in person or by proxy at the next local election scheduled for Thursday 4 May 2023. Voters must bring a suitable form of photographic ID to their polling station.

Accepted forms of photo ID

You will only need to show one form of photo ID. It needs to be the original version and not a photocopy. Expired documents are accepted if the photo is still a current likeness.

International travel

  • Passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country.

Driving and parking

  • Driving licence issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • A Blue Badge

Local travel

  • Older Person’s Bus Pass
  • Disabled Person’s Bus Pass
  • Oyster 60+ Card
  • Freedom Pass
  • Scottish National Entitlement Card
  • 60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
  • Disabled Person’s Welsh Concessionary Travel Card
  • Senior SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • Registered Blind SmartPass or Blind Person’s SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • War Disablement SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • 60+ SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland
  • Half Fare SmartPass issued in Northern Ireland

Proof of age

  • Identity card bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (a PASS card)

Other government-issued documents

  • Biometric immigration document
  • Ministry of Defence Form 90 (Defence Identity Card)
  • National identity card issued by an EEA state
  • Electoral Identity Card issued in Northern Ireland

I don't have a suitable photo ID

If you do not have any of the accepted photo ID, and you want to vote at the polling station, you will need to apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate via the GOV UK website.

The deadline for applications for Voter Authority Certificate for the election on 4 May 2023 is 5pm on Wednesday 1 May. So that it is received in time, complete your application as soon as possible.

For further information on photo IDs, visit The Electoral Commission website.