Voters have until Tuesday 11 July to register to vote for the Poulton North election, which is taking place on Thursday 27 July.


This will be the first election in Warrington where the voter identification rules come into effect, and residents who wish to vote will have to bring a form of ID with them to polling stations on the day.

The majority of voters will already have an accepted form of ID. This includes:

  • Driver’s licenses
  • Passports
  • Concessionary travel passes
  • PASS cards
  • Ministry of Defence identity cards
  • Photocard parking permits issued as part of the Blue Badge scheme
  • Free Voter Cards

To check the full list of accepted photo ID, visit the GOV.UK website.  

If you are eligible to vote and don't have an accepted form of ID, you can get a newly created form of ID known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

Residents have until 5pm on Wednesday 19 July to register for a Voter Authority Certificate for the Poulton North election.

Postal applications will close at 5pm Wednesday 12 July. Postal voters will not be affected by the new voter identification, and will be issued with their postal ballot papers as usual.

Proxy applications will close at 5pm on Wednesday 19 July. If you choose to vote by proxy, the person who you have trusted to vote on your behalf will have to take their own ID to be issued with a ballot paper.

Prof Steven Broomhead MBE, Chief Executive and Returning Officer for Warrington Borough Council said: “This is an important election as it is the first in Warrington that will require voter identification in order to vote at polling stations on Election Day.

“Please ensure you take time before the election on Thursday 27 July to check that you have an accepted form of ID in order to vote, and if not, apply for a Voter Authority Certificate before the deadline on Wednesday 19 July.”

For more information about voter registration, visit warrington.gov.uk/voter-identification.

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