Voter ID required from May 2023

There are currently no scheduled election in Birmingham in 2023. However, from Thursday 4th May 2023 the process of voting in person will change.

Those eligible to vote will be required to show photographic ID in order to receive their ballot paper. ID that will be accepted includes a UK passport, driving licence (or provisional), older / disabled person’s bus pass funded by the UK government and others, which can be found on the Electoral Commission website.

If you don’t have the required ID you can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate on the Electoral Commission website.

The next scheduled elections in Birmingham are the Combined Authority Mayoral Election and Police and Crime Commissioner Elections, both due to be held on Thursday 2nd May 2024.