Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate by post if you’re living in the UK
Use this form to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate on paper. You'll need to print, fill out and send or take the form to your local Electoral Registration Office.
Applies to England, Scotland and Wales
You can use a Voter Authority Certificate to vote in person in some UK elections and referendums. You cannot use it as proof of identification for any other reason.
Apply for a Voter Authority Certificate if:
- you do not have accepted photo ID
- you no longer look like the photo on your ID
- the name on your photo ID is significantly different to your name on the electoral register
Contact your Electoral Registration Officer if you need any help understanding or completing this form.
Last updated 17 February 2023 + show all updates
Added Welsh translation.