The Election Act 2022

The Election Act 2022 will come into force for the Local and Parish Elections on 4th May.  The most significant change will be that all electors voting in person will require some form of accepted photographic ID.  We have updated our website to include all of the accepted forms of ID.


Electoral Registration and Elections | Central Bedfordshire Council


For those electors who don’t have one of the approved forms of photographic ID they can apply for the free Voter Authority Certificate (VAC) via the government portal.  Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) – GOV.UK (