Fife voters need ID for next General Election – this is what you can use

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Fifers will need to show ID to vote at the next General Election.

A date to go to the polls has yet to be announced, but it is due before the end of January 2025 - and residents in the Kingdom have been urged to make sure they are ready by checking they have an accepted form of photo ID.

All people voting in person will need to show photographic ID at the polling station before choosing which candidate gets their vote. Accepted forms include a passport, driving licence, older persons or disabled persons bus pass and Young Scot card. Voters will be able to use expired ID if they are still recognisable from the photo. The full list of accepted ID is available on the Electoral Commission’s website, at electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID.

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Andy O’Neill, head of the Electoral Commission, Scotland, said: “It’s important that everyone understands what types of ID they can use, and how to apply for free ID if they need it.”

The next election date has yet to be set but Fifers are urged to make sure they are ready (Pic: Submitted)The next election date has yet to be set but Fifers are urged to make sure they are ready (Pic: Submitted)
The next election date has yet to be set but Fifers are urged to make sure they are ready (Pic: Submitted)

And Shona Cameron, electoral services manager at Fife Council, added: “With a UK general election due before the end of January 2025, it is important that those who want to vote make sure they have an accepted form of ID. It may seem early but checking now means you will be ready to vote when the election is called.”

Fifers can apply for free ID either online or by completing a paper application form and sending this to the Electoral Services Team, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, KY7 5LT.

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