Anonymous electors wishing to vote in person in relevant elections at the polling station or sign a signing sheet at a signing place for a petition will need to produce an Anonymous Elector’s Document (AED) as their photographic ID. This is a document containing the anonymous elector’s elector number and photograph produced by the Electoral Registration Officer (ERO), following verification of an individual’s identity.
Anonymous electors cannot use other forms of photographic ID.
Anonymous electors will still also be required to produce their poll card when voting in person or signing a petition.
If you are concerned about your name and address appearing on the electoral register, for your safety or the safety of someone in the same household as you, and you have not completed an anonymous registration, you will need to do this before applying for a AED.