Swindon Borough Council are reminding members of the public to register to vote before 17 April, in time for the May local elections.
With the local elections only a few months away, the council are urging people to make sure they are up to speed with the new changes to be able to cast their votes on Thursday, 4 May.
Individuals are being reminded to register to vote before 17 April - the council says normally people only need to register once, rather than for every election.
More information on registering to vote can be found on the Gov UK website at: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Members of the public will, however, need to register again if they have changed their name, address, or nationality.
Following a national change, people will now need to take a form of photo ID with them to vote at a polling station.
The council says accepted forms of photo ID include passports, photographic driving licences, biometric immigration documents and some concessionary travel passes.
A spokesperson for Swindon Borough Council added: "Poll cards are not accepted forms of photo ID. You can still use your ID even if it’s out of date – as long as it still looks like you and the name matches the one you’re registered to vote with.
"If you don't have a form of accepted photo ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC)."
A full list of accepted forms of identification and further details on how to apply for the Voter Authority Certificate can be found at: https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20073/elections_and_voting/1307/voter_id_requirement_-_borough_and_parish_elections_2023
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