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Photo ID required if voting in person at the Somerton and Frome by-election

If you’re voting in person, including as a proxy, in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election, you will need to show an accepted form of photo ID. This could be a passport or driving licence, or another accepted form such as an Older Person’s or Disabled Bus Pass or a PASS card. You can use your photo ID even if it’s expired, as long as the photo still looks like you.

If you don’t have photo ID as listed above, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate, but you only have until 5pm on Wednesday 12th July to apply in time for the by-election – see more here.

If you’re a postal voter, you will not need photo ID. Find out more about voter ID and which documents can be accepted on the Electoral Commission website.

If you’ve changed your address, name or nationality since you last voted, make sure you re-register to vote. You’ll also need to register if you haven’t voted before. It only takes about 5 minutes.

The deadline to register to vote in the by-election is 12 midnight on Tuesday 4th July. You can register here with your national insurance number.

No fixed address?

If you don’t currently have a fixed or permanent address, you can still vote. You will need to register using the voting with no fixed address form by 4th July – pop into Frome Town Hall if you’d like a printed copy. You can also apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate if you don’t have another form of accepted photo ID.

You will need to provide an address for any correspondence to be sent to. You are welcome to use the Frome Town Hall address where we will hold any correspondence received for you to pick up:
Frome Town Hall
Christchurch Street West
BA11 1EB

If you have any questions about registering to vote or the ID requirements, please contact Electoral Services by calling 01749 341236 or emailing electionsmendip@somerset.gov.uk

29 June 2023
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30 June 2023
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