Voters advised to be prepared for elections

Residents in Liverpool and the wider City Region are being reminded to be prepared for the May elections.   

Voters will go to the polls to elect the Liverpool City Region Metro Mayor and Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner on Thursday 2 May.

Residents will need to provide photo ID when voting a polling station and are also advised to check the location of where they should cast their vote.

Voter ID

Legislation was introduced last year which means that people voting at a polling station will need to show photo ID before being issued with a ballot paper.

Only certain forms of ID can be used. The acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A passport issued by the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, a British Overseas Territory, an EEA state or a Commonwealth country
  • A driving licence issued in the UK, any of the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, or an EEA state (this includes a provisional driving licence)
  • An older person’s travel pass (this must be a national pass with the words ‘funded by HM Government’ on it and not a local Merseytravel pass).
  • People can use an expired photo ID, as long as polling station staff can recognise the voter from their photo.

The full list of acceptable ID is set out on polling cards, which are delivered in late March and early April – details can also be found at  

If a voter doesn’t have an acceptable form of photo ID, they can apply for a Voter Authority Certificate at, by calling 0151 233 3028 or emailing The deadline for applications for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April, but please apply as soon as possible if you do not already have an accepted from of photo ID at

Voter ID is not needed to vote by post, but you do need to be registered for a postal vote. Completed applications must be received by the Elections Office by 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. Please visit for more information, and apply as soon as possible.

Polling stations

Residents are being asked to check their polling card for details of where to cast their vote.

Registering to vote

People who are not already on the Electoral Register and want to vote in this year’s elections, you need to register by Tuesday 16 April 2024, at

Further information

Please visit for:

  • A full list of acceptable forms of voter ID at polling stations
  • Applying for Voter Authority Certificate (if you do not have an acceptable form of voter ID)
  • Registering to vote
  • Applying for a postal vote
  • Information about the polling districts and polling places review

Polling stations will be open from 7am – 10pm on Thursday 2 May.

The results will be declared on Saturday 4 May.

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