Local Elections – ID now required

The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station – but only certain photo ID can be used to vote in the local elections taking place on Thursday 4 May 2023.

You can find the list of acceptable forms of photo ID on the WCC website and what to do if you don’t have one of those


Eligible voters will be invited to vote on 4th May 2023 for a candidate who is seeking to represent Colden Common and Twyford on Winchester City Council. On the same day, subject to the election being contested, voting will also take place to elect councillors to Twyford Parish Council. 

To ensure you can fulfil your democratic right to vote, please ensure you have the necessary ID required to VOTE.   

You can apply for a free voter card from if you do not have acceptable ID. 

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate in time for the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023 is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023

Read about why these changes have been introduced by Government