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 for Torbay). Or it's ok to just register again:

New laws requiring photo ID to vote at a polling booth

We all now need photo ID to vote in person, despite there being 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 don't.

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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