New voting rules

Make sure you can vote

The new South Devon Primary means we could see and end to 100 years of Conservative MPs in this constituency (formerly Totnes). Perhaps you haven't voted before because you felt there was no point? It will be different this time.  

Please register to help create this historic change. It only takes a few moments. You'll need your national insurance number.

Not sure if you're already registered? Email your local council to ask ( for South Hams or Torbay). Or it's ok to just register again:

New laws requiring photo ID to vote at a polling booth

From 4th May, new laws mean you need photo ID to vote in person. Under the current system, polling booth staff simply cross your name off a copy of the electoral register when you vote, making it very apparent if someone else tries to vote in your name. There is no evidence of any significant voter fraud. Many commentators say the Conservatives have introduced this law to make it harder for young people to vote.

Check you have suitable photo ID. Older people have plenty of options. Younger people not.

If you don't have an accepted photo ID (e.g. driving licence or passport)

Option 1: Register now to vote by post. This avoids the need for photo ID. See how below - depends whether you're in South Hams or Torbay.

Option 2: Apply for a photo ID certificate. This is a new free certificate for people with no photo ID. You'll need a passport photo and your national insurance number.

Registering to vote by post

Print out and complete this application form and sign by hand

South Hams residents: scan the application form and email to

Torbay residents: scan the application form and email to

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