Voter ID – The way you vote is changing

From 4 May 2023 you will need to show photo ID if you are voting in a polling station. The following forms of ID will be accepted: a passport, driving licence, certain concessionary travel passes, an ID bearing the Proof of Age Standards Scheme hologram, and certain Government-issued documents.

You can use an expired ID if the photo still looks like you. The name on your ID should be the same name you used to register to vote. You must bring original documents - photocopies or digital ID are not accepted.

If you do not have acceptable ID, or the photo no longer looks like you, you can apply for a free voter ID, known as a Voter Authority Certificate.

For more information, a full list of acceptable ID, or to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate, please visit the Electoral Commission website

Worcester City Council Elections

On Thursday 4 May 2023 elections are scheduled to be held to elect eleven Worcester City Councillors.

Eligible electors in the following 11 Wards will be able to vote for their Worcester City Councillor:

  • Arboretum
  • Bedwardine
  • Cathedral
  • Claines
  • Nunnery
  • St Clement
  • St John
  • St Peter’s Parish
  • St Stephen
  • Warndon Parish North
  • Warndon Parish South

Electors in Battenhall, Gorse Hill, Rainbow Hill, and Warndon Wards will not be electing City Councillors this year.

Worcester Parish Councils' Elections

If sufficient candidates are nominated, there will also be elections held on Thursday 4 May 2023  for nine seats in St Peter the Great County Parish Council, and four seats each in Warndon North and Warndon South Wards of Warndon Parish Council.

Electoral Notices