On Thursday 4th May 2023 we go to the polls to elect 50 councillors to North Somerset Council.
The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections. This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4th May 2023.
Which forms of ID can I use to vote?
You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable. You can use any of the following:
- Driving licence (including provisional license)
- Blue badge
- Certain concessionary travel cards
- Identity card with PASS mark (Proof of Age Standards Scheme)
- Biometric Immigration document
- Defence identity card
- Certain national identity cards
For more information on which forms of photo ID will be accepted, visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
If you don’t have an accepted form photo ID
If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, or you’re not sure whether your photo ID still looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate. You can apply for this at voter-authority-certificate.service.gov.uk.
Alternatively, you can complete a paper application form and send this to the electoral services team at your local council.
If you need any help with applying for a Voter Authority Certificate or want to request an application form, contact your local council. To find their contact details visit electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.
Find out more
If you have any questions or would like to find out more, go to electoralcommission.org.uk/voterID, or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.
Voter ID needed for local election – North Somerset Council
Voter ID – The Electoral Commission
Accepted forms of Voter ID – The Electoral Commission
What ID do I need to vote? – a good primer from MoneySavingExpert
When and where do I vote?
Polling day is Thursday 4th May.
Yatton ward is usually divided into six polling districts. All registered electors will receive a polling card, which gives you notice of the election and tells you where you need to vote.
Yatton ward – polling stations
Visit: Where Do I Vote?
You only need your postcode
There is also a ward map on the North Somerset Council website.
Kenn Village Hall Kenn Street, Kenn BS21 6TW Kingston Seymour Village Hall Ham Lane, Kingston Seymour BS21 6XE Claverham Village Hall Bishops Road, Claverham BS49 4NF Horsecastle Chapel Horsecastle Farm Road, Yatton BS49 4BJ Methodist Church High Street, Yatton BS49 4DW Yatton Village Hall The Causeway, Yatton BS49 4HL
When will we know the results?
In North Somerset, while the ballot papers will be verified after polling stations close at 10:00pm on 4th May, in the main sports hall at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. We should know the results by 4:00pm.
In a two-member ward like ours, the “Kangaroo” method will be used to count the votes.
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