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Identification Documents and Polling Information Cards

General Election - Saturday, 8 February 2020

Polling at the General Election will take place on Saturday 8 February 2020 and polling stations will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

You do not need a polling information card to vote. However, you may be asked at the polling station to produce identification before you are given a ballot paper.  If you do not have appropriate identification or the presiding officer is not satisfied that you are the person to whom the identification relates you will not be permitted to vote. 

The following documents are acceptable for identification purposes:

(i) a passport (either Passport Book or Passport Card); (ii) a driving licence; (iii) an employee identity card containing a photograph; (iv) a student identity card issued by an educational institution and containing a photograph; (v) a travel document containing name and photograph; (vi) a Bank or Savings or Credit Union book containing your address in the constituency; (vii) a Public Services Card;


any of the following items accompanied by a further document which establishes the address of the holder in the constituency - (viii) a cheque book; (ix) a cheque card; (x) a credit card; (xi) a birth certificate; (xii) a marriage certificate.

Instructions for Voting

You should carefully read the short instructions on the ballot paper given to you by the presiding officer.  Write 1 in the box beside the candidate of your first choice, write 2 in the box beside the candidate of your second choice, and so on.  You should not write anything else on the ballot paper – doing so may invalidate your vote.

You do not need a polling information card to vote. 

Please bring the necessary identification on Saturday 8 February 2020.

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