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Voting Info for 2024 General Election

The next UK General Election is less than a month away. Here’s what LGBT+ voters might need to consider.

Key Considerations:

  • Voters must now present photo identification to vote at polling stations in elections – once you arrive at a polling station, your photo ID will be checked before you can fill in a ballot.
  • Only certain forms of ID can be used to vote. Please see below for further information.
  • You can still vote by post without using a Voter ID.


Ensuring that you have valid Voter ID

  • Valid photo ID for this election includes:
    • A UK passport
    • A UK driving licence
    • A biometric immigration document
    • A Voter Authority Certificate
  • Find a full list here.
  • You can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate online by clicking here. All you need is a digital photo and your National Insurance number.


Key information for Trans+ voters

  • If a polling clerk has ‘reasonable doubt’ about your identity, they can refuse to give you a ballot.
  • If your photo is recent and the name on your ID matches the electoral register, you should be allowed to vote.
  • Your gender marker is not relevant, whichever ID you have.
  • If you have legally changed your name, you can present your name change documents to prove that your ID is correct.
  • Your name on your ID and/or on your name change documents have to match what is on the electoral register.


Key dates


For more information, visit LGBT Hero’s Voting Hub here.

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