Voter ID awareness campaign launched

The Electoral Commission has launched an awareness campaign for voter ID.

Fifers voting in person at the general election will now need to show photographic ID at their polling station.

Accepted forms of ID 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.

Andy O’Neill, Head of the Electoral Commission, Scotland, said: “Anyone voting at a polling station will need to show photo ID before they can be given their ballot paper at the UK general election.

"It’s important that everyone understands what types of ID they can use, and how to apply for free ID if they need it.

"You can find information about the new requirement and what to expect at the polling station, on the Electoral Commission’s website.”

Shona Cameron, Electoral Services Manager at Fife Council, said: “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."

Identification will not be required for voting in Holyrood or Council elections.

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