Local elections take place on Thursday 2 May and voters must provide acceptable photo identification in the polling station before being issued with their ballot paper.

There will also be elections for the West Midlands Combined Authority Mayor on the same day.

Residents need to be registered to vote and to apply for a free Voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate (VAC). If you are not already registered, the easiest way to do so is online at Register to vote - the deadline for this is midnight on Tuesday 16 April.

When you register to vote, you’ll be asked whether you have photo ID or if you want to apply for a VAC. You may already have a form of photo ID that is acceptable such as a passport, driving licence or Blue badge. For more information on which forms of photo ID are accepted, please go to Voter ID | Electoral Commission or call their helpline on 0800 328 0280.

If you don’t already have an accepted form of photo ID, you can apply for a VAC at Apply for photo ID to vote (called a ‘Voter Authority Certificate’) or Voter ID | Electoral Commission. The deadline for VAC applications is 5pm on Wednesday 24 April, 2024.

There will also be free Voter ID drop in sessions starting on Monday 25 March until Thursday 18 April at various locations and times across Wolverhampton, with advisors on hand to help complete applications (including taking a photograph which meets the guidelines and requirements) to help people apply for their VAC. There is also help with registering to vote to enable a VAC application. More at Voter ID.

Make sure you are ready to vote on Thursday 2 May and have your voice heard.