Everyone voting at Mid Sussex polling stations at the local elections on Thursday 2nd May 2019 will need a form of ID.
You will have to show your unique security-coded poll card or photo ID when you come to vote in our polling stations on Thursday 2 May 2019. This pilot is looking at the best way to tackle possible election fraud, following Electoral Commission reports that there has been a steady rise in voter impersonation since 2014.
You should receive your poll card on or soon after 21st March 2019. You will not receive it before then.
On polling day, if you do not have your poll card, you will be able to vote only if you have one of the following with you:
- UK or EU photo-card driving licence (full or provisional)
- Valid United Kingdom, European or Commonwealth passport
- Valid photo travel card issued by HM Government or an Oyster 60+ pass
- PASS scheme card (national proof of age standards scheme)
- Photo card parking permit issued as part of the Blue Badge scheme
- Biometric immigration document issued in the United Kingdom
- Photo Identity Card issued in the European Economic Area
- Northern Ireland Electoral Identity Card
- Ministry of Defence Identity Card
Nothing else will change – just remember to bring your poll card with you when you come to vote. There will be no change to the way you vote if you have a postal vote.