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Elections Act 2022

The UK government has made some changes to the UK electoral system. The Elections Act 2022 contains measures that affect elections and how we vote. The most significant of these is the introduction of photo identification at polling stations. This new requirement applied for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday 4 May 2023.

The new law will also makes it easier for voters with disabilities to vote.

Other measures being introduced by the Elections Act include changes to absent voting, EU citizens' voting and candidacy rights, and overseas electors’ rights.