Swindon Voter ID Pilot
Anyone who lives and votes in the Borough of Swindon will be required to bring their poll card as a form of identification to vote in the local elections on 3rd May 2018, Swindon is trialling the use of voter ID along with four other councils in England. These pilots are being overseen and funded by the Government and likely to be the first in a series to allow the Electoral Commission and Cabinet Office to evaluate the impact of asking for ID before a decision is taken on whether or not to roll it out nationally.
This only affects registered voters who go to the polling station to vote. Postal voters will be unaffected and do not need to send any identification through the post to be able to vote.