Apply for your voter photo ID at a Council drop-in session

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April, 2023.

The City of Wolverhampton Council is holding free drop-in sessions starting this Monday 8 March at the Civic Centre to help people apply for their free voter authority certificate (VAC) if they require one to vote in the forthcoming elections on Thursday 4 May.

For the time voters must provide acceptable photo identification in the polling station before being issued with their ballot paper and people can visit the Civic Centre Monday to Friday from 10am until 3pm with no requirement to book for help.

Advisors will be on hand to help complete applications, including taking a photograph which meets the guidelines and requirements. There is also help with registering to vote to enable VAC application. Applicants should be able to provide their National Insurance Number but it’s still possible to complete the process if unable to remember it.

The deadline to apply for a Voter Authority Certificate is 5pm on Tuesday 25 April 2023.

Local drop-in sessions, listed below, also include eight evening sessions at each of our three local leisure centres open until 8pm. In April, there will be sessions running across the City’s libraries including some which run until 7pm:

Drop-in Session Location Time
Tuesday 7 March WV Active Central 5pm – 8pm
Wednesday 15 March WV Active Bilston 5pm – 8pm
Wednesday 22 March WV Active Aldersley 5pm – 8pm
Wednesday 29 March Civic Centre 4pm – 7pm
Monday 3 April Tettenhall Library 2pm – 7pm
Tuesday 4 April Finchfield Library 2pm – 7pm
Wednesday 5 April Spring Vale Library 2pm – 6pm
Thursday 13 April Penn Library 10am – 1pm
Thursday 13 April East Park Library 2pm – 5pm
Friday 14 April Low Hill Library 2pm – 5pm
Monday 17 April Wednesfield Library 12pm – 7pm

An application for a voter authority certificate can also be made online at Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) - GOV.UK (

However, if you are unable to apply online or unable to provide a valid photograph with your application, one which meets the photo guidelines and requirements, please come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

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