THE deadline to apply for free voter ID on Wirral ahead of the General Election on July 4 is next week.

Anyone without an accepted form of photo ID will need to apply before 5pm next Wednesday, June 26.

Voters will need to show photo ID to receive their ballot paper to vote in the general election. Voters in Liscard will also need valid photo ID for the Wirral Council ward by-election in that area.

Those without an accepted type of ID can apply online for a Voter Authority Certificate, at

Applicants must be registered to vote and will need to provide their date of birth, National Insurance number and a photograph.

Those that have an accepted form of photo ID already do not need to apply. Accepted forms of photo ID include:

  • A UK, European Economic Area (EEA) or Commonwealth passport
  • A UK or EEA driving licence; and some concessionary travel passes, such as an older person’s bus pass.
  • Merseytravel Local Bus Passes are not a valid form of ID - Merseytravel passes must say ‘Funded by HM Government’ to be valid.

Voters will be able to use expired photo ID if they are still recognisable from the photo.

Paul Satoor, Wirral Council's (acting) returning Officer said: "As the deadline to apply for free Voter ID is just a week away, it is important for residents to check that they’re election ready.

"If you need any help applying for free Voter photo ID or want to request an application form, you can contact the electoral services team by e-mail at or tel. 0151 691 8046.