Have you registered? Here’s what to do next:
STEP 1 – Get your Voter ID
You now need to show photo ID to vote at polling stations in the next local and General Elections in England and Wales. This was already the law in Northern Ireland and does not extend to Scotland. All voters need to show photo ID to vote but student IDs or youth travel cards aren’t accepted. The photo ID needs to be the original version and not a photocopy. Accepted forms of ID include: passport, driver’s licence, blue badge, PASS card, Voter Authority Certificate, and more.
NUS have teamed up with Citizen Card to offer students a free voter ID with the code NUS. You can get a voter ID from Citizen Card (usually £15) for free using the code NUS or by clicking this link.
STEP 2 – Get ready to vote
There are local council elections in England and Northern Ireland in May 2023 and a General Election will happen before the end of January 2025. Register, educate yourself, and have your voice heard – it matters.