Women in contact with the criminal justice system (CJS) may be disadvantaged by new rules that apply to the upcoming General Election that require voters to pre-register to vote and bring a form of photo ID with them on polling day.

Some women may find it difficult to register to vote without a fixed address, may not have access to the necessary photo ID, and may not know they can apply for a free voter ID document, known as a Voter Authority Certificate, in advance of July 4th.

To support women directly, as well as the charities, organisations and professionals working with them, the NWJC has compiled a guidance document in collaboration with our partner Birth Companions to summarise and simplify the process, and to aim to support as many women as possible to prepare to vote in this year’s General Election on July 4th.