Policy paper

Voter ID pilots for the local election in May 2018

The Voter ID pilots will run in Bromley, Gosport, Swindon, Watford and Woking and will require voters to present personal identification before casting their ballot.


Bromley Voter ID Pilot Order

Gosport Voter ID Pilot Order

Swindon Voter ID Pilot Order

Watford Voter ID Pilot Order

Woking Voter ID Pilot Order


The pilots are part of the government’s commitment to legislate on voter ID requirements and improve the elections process so that our elections are the most secure in the world.

To enable the pilots to go ahead, Orders must be drafted. Some Orders published here were signed by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office; the Minister for the Constitution signed others. The Orders set out how the conduct rules for the running of local elections are to be changed to accommodate the voter ID pilots.

Published 6 March 2018