Council urges Woking residents to ensure they have ID to vote


Monday, 25 March, 2024

Residents will need to show accepted photo ID when voting in person at polling stations for the Woking Borough Council and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner elections, on Thursday 2 May 2024. 

To be able to vote, eligible residents must be registered to vote. Registering to vote is quick and easy to do online, at The deadline for registrations is 11.59pm, Tuesday 16 April 2024.

Accepted forms of voter ID include:
•    a UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport 
•    a drivers’ licence
•    some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass or an Oyster 60+ card. 

The full list of accepted ID can be viewed on the Electoral Commission’s website, along with more information about the new requirement at

Anyone who does not have one of the accepted forms of ID can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) online at or by completing a paper form. 

When applying for a Voter Authority Certificate, residents will need their:
•    name
•    address
•    date of birth
•    National Insurance number.

Residents should apply using the same name that they used to register to vote and will need to submit a photo with their application. The requirements for the photo are similar to the requirements for a passport photo. 

The deadline to apply for a VAC is 5pm, Wednesday 24 April 2024.