Sign on door leading to an election count
Are you registered to vote? Credit: Cwmbran Life

The Gwent Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) election takes place on Thursday 2 May and you must be registered to vote and produce photo ID in the polling station.

If you aren’t registered to vote, you have until midnight on Tuesday 16 April to register in time for the PCC election. Register to vote here. 

A general election will be held before the end of January 2025. If you register for the PCC election now, it will mean you’ll be automatically registered for the next general election.

You must be 18 to vote in PCC and the UK general election.

Are you registered to vote?

Not sure if you are registered? Call Torfaen Council’s elections registration team on 01495 762200. 

Do you have photo ID?

The PCC elections will be the first time voters in Wales will be asked for photo ID at polling stations.

If you don’t have an acceptable form of ID, you can apply for a free Voter Authority Certificate online. Visit any Torfaen Library if you need help to apply.

You must apply by 5pm on Wednesday 24 April to receive your certificate in time for the PCC elections.

You will also need to show photo ID or a certificate to vote in the general election.

Register for a postal vote: New rules

You have until 5pm on Wednesday 17 April. if you want to apply for a postal vote for the PCC elections.

If you vote by post, the rules around handing them into council offices have changed.

You can now hand in a maximum of six postal votes, including your own, to council buildings and you must complete a Return of Postal Voting Documents form.

Any postal votes posted through council building letterboxes or left at council buildings without the form being completed will be rejected.

The changes in voting only apply to PCC and UK parliamentary elections. Voters will not need to show voter ID to vote in Senedd or local government elections in Wales.