A by-election for Cambridge City Council takes place this Thursday 23 November in the Queen Edith’s ward – and people intending to vote in person are being reminded of the need to show valid photo ID.
A variety of different forms of photo ID are acceptable, including passport, driver’s licence, blue badge, older or disabled person’s bus pass, Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) card, the new Voter Authority Certificate and many more.
Original documents must be provided as photocopies or copies of images on mobile phones or other electronic devices will not be accepted. People can use acceptable photo ID even if it has expired, as long as the photograph still resembles them.
People arriving at the polling station without acceptable photo ID will be advised to leave the polling station and return with one of the acceptable forms of ID before a ballot paper can be issued to them.
For the complete list of acceptable forms of ID, what to do if you have lost or damaged your ID, and for other information about voter ID visit www.cambridge.gov.uk/voter-id-in-polling-stations
Polling stations will be open in Queen Edith’s ward from 7am-10pm on Thursday, with the election count taking place following the close of the polls. The result will be posted on the council’s website www.cambridge.gov.uk and on social media.
Vicky Jenner, Deputy Returning Officer for the by-election, said: “This by-election is a chance for people in Queen Edith’s ward to elect someone to represent you and your area on the city council.
“Remember you’ll need to bring a valid form of photo ID in order to vote in person, and if you have any questions or concerns while you are at the polling station just ask a member of staff who will be happy to assist you.”