Polling day today – remember your ID

Local elections will take place across Brighton & Hove today, Thursday 4 May to elect 54 ward councillors, representing 23 wards across the city. You can read the list of candidates standing in each ward.   

Polling stations 

Polling stations will be open from 7am to 10pm. You do not need to bring your polling card with you, but you must bring a valid form of photo identification in order to vote at a polling station.  

You can find your polling station by visiting the Where Do I Vote? website and entering your postcode.  

Voter ID 

The government has brought in new legislation which requires voters to show photo identification when voting at polling stations in elections from May 2023. This means that you must bring photo ID with you to vote in today’s local elections.  

Acceptable forms of ID include:  

  • a UK, EEA or Commonwealth passport 
  • a UK or EEA driving licence (including a provisional licence) 
  • an older person’s or disabled person’s bus pass 
  • an EEA national identity card 
  • a biometric immigration document 
  • an identity card with the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram (PASS card) 
  • a Blue Badge 
  • a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) 

Expired ID will still be accepted if the photograph remains a good likeness of the voter. 

For more information, please visit our voter ID webpage

Postal votes 

If you’ve applied to vote by post and have not yet returned this to us, you can return your completed postal voting pack to any polling station in the city on polling day. We must receive your postal vote by 10pm at the latest.  

For more information, please go to the elections pages on our website

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