Information for voters

This page is to provide impartial information for voters in Yatton ward.

On Thursday 4th May 2023 we go to the polls to elect 50 councillors to North Somerset Council.

Voter ID

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:

  • Passport
  • 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 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

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

Find out more

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, go to, 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

Who Can I Vote For?

When and where do I vote?

Polling day is Thursday 4th May.

Polling stations will open at 7:00am and close at 10:00pm.

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

If you are unsure of your polling station, this is the easiest way to find out:

Visit: Where Do I Vote?
You only need your postcode

There is also a ward map on the North Somerset Council website.

Polling Stations

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, the count itself will commence at 9:30am on Friday 5th 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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