There is only one day left to apply for free voter ID for the upcoming general election. 

New research from the Electoral Commission shows that 84 per cent of people across England now know they need to bring photo ID to vote in a polling station on July 4. 

The Electoral Commission said 95 per cent said they have at least one form of accepted ID. 

For those without ID, there is only one day left to apply for a free voter ID known as the Voter Authority Certificate. 

The Electoral Commission is calling on anyone who needs the free ID to apply now before the deadline of 5pm on Wednesday, June 26. 

The research also found that 76 per cent of adults in England are aware that they can get a free voter ID from their local council.

Over 40,000 people have already applied for a Voter Authority Certificate ahead of the general election.

Craig Westwood, director of communications at the Electoral Commission, said: "Public awareness of the voter ID requirement is high and the vast majority of people already have an accepted form of ID.

"But for those that don’t, it is really important they apply for the free voter ID before the deadline.   

"The option of a free voter ID is crucial to ensuring the accessibility of the system for everyone – don't delay in applying if you need it." 

Applications for the free ID can be submitted online at or by completing a paper form and sending this to the local council’s electoral services team.

Voters will need to provide a photo, their full name, date of birth, the address at which they are registered to vote and their National Insurance number. 

Wednesday at 5pm is also the deadline to apply for a proxy vote.

Anyone who can’t make it to the polling station and hasn’t already applied for a postal vote, should apply now. Applications can now be made online.