Reality: Council tax records and the electoral register contain different information. Council tax records hold the name of the bill payer, but not necessarily all the people who live at the property. For this and many other legal reasons, the electoral registration officer is not allowed to take names from council tax and add them to the electoral register.
You are now required to show Photo ID when voting at a polling station at the elections on May 4th.
If you do not have any Photo ID, you can apply for a free voter ID document known as a Voter Authority Certificate.