You now need photo ID to vote at a polling station. No ID? You can apply for free voter ID.
Find out more on the Electoral Commission website.
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Annual canvass 2023 

From August, we are sending out a canvass email or form to every household. This is to check who lives at your address and is eligible to vote, so the electoral register is up to date. 

The email will come from elections@elections.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk and will have the subject line of  "Act Now so Dorset Council can check who is eligible to be registered to vote".  It will include a link to Civica Election Services so you can respond online. Find out more about the annual canvass.