For certain elections you will be required to show a form of Photo ID to be able to cast your vote
|In Scotland you will require ID at the following election types
Voters in Scotland will not need to show photo ID at Scottish Parliament elections or at council elections.
What forms of ID are acceptable?
There are many forms of ID that are acceptable, the most common forms of ID are
- UK Passport
- UK Driving License
- Scottish National Entitlement Card (60+ or disabled person bus pass, or Young Scot Card)
A full list is available on the Electoral Commissions Website.
What if I don't have any of these Forms of ID?
If you don’t have an accepted form of Photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate, if
- you don’t have an accepted form of photo ID
- you are not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you
- You are worried about using an existing form of ID for any other reason, such as the use of a gender marker
You must be registered to vote before applying for a voter authority certificate.
What if my ID is out of date?
You can still use your photo ID if it’s out of date, as long as it looks like you.
The name on your ID should be the same you used to register to vote.