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Get help to apply for Voter ID in Torfaen

You can get help to apply for voter ID thanks to a new service from Torfaen Council’s library service.

Voters now need to show photo identification to vote in some elections – namely future Police Crime and Commissioner elections, UK General Elections, UK Parliamentary By-Elections and recall petitions.

Voter ID is not required for Senedd or local authority elections in Wales.

Anyone who is registered to vote but doesn’t have an acceptable form of photo ID like a passport, driving licence or a ’60 and Over Welsh Concessionary Travel Card’ needs to get a voter authority certificate to show at polling stations.

Staff from Torfaen Libraries and Adult Community Learning service will be on hand each week at the libraries to offer IT support to residents who need to apply online.

Cwmbran Library weekly

Monday 11.30am – 1.30pm – drop in

Tuesday 2pm – 4pm – appointment only, call 01633 647676

Thursday 2pm – 4pm – appointment only

Pontypool Library  

Weekly:  Friday 2pm – 4pm – appointment only, call 01495 766160

Fortnightly drop in:  Thursday 10am-12pm

Blaenavon Library 

Weekly:  Wednesday 2pm-4pm – appointment only, call 01495 742803

Fortnightly drop in:  Thursdays 10am-12pm

Apply for a voter authority certificate

To apply for a voter authority certificate, visit

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Get help to apply for Voter ID in Torfaen

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