Braintree District Council is taking part in the Cabinet Office Voter ID pilot at the local elections. 

This means voters who live in the Braintree district will be asked to bring one piece of photo ID or two pieces of non-photo ID at polling stations before their ballot paper is issued on 2nd May 2019. 


The full list of types of ID that will be accepted can be found on Braintree District Council’s website:


Any resident concerned about finding the correct ID is encouraged to contact the Elections Team at Braintree District Council on 01376 552525 or email Anyone without the correct identification can apply to Braintree District Council for an Electoral Identity Document free of charge. Residents can apply for one of these until 5pm on Wednesday 1st May 2019 and collect it from Causeway House by 9pm. 


More information about Voter ID is available on the Braintree District Council website at