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ID Needed for Voting?

Louisiana ID Needed for Voting

To vote, you must either present a valid photo ID, or sign an affidavit if no photo ID is available. Acceptable photo ID includes:

  • A Louisiana driver's license
  • A Louisiana special ID card (you can get one for free at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card).
  • Any other generally recognized picture ID card that contains your name and signature

If you do not have any form of ID, you can still vote by signature on a voter affidavit.

Massachusetts ID Needed for Voting

If you are voting for the first time in MA in a federal election, are an inactive voter or are casting a provisional or challenged ballot, you may be asked to provide ID at the polls. You are also required to show an ID if you're voting for the first time in MA after registering by mail and did not include a copy of your ID in your mailed in registration form.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

Maryland ID Needed for Voting

You will be asked to provide identification at the polling place if:

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If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to provide identification to receive a ballot. If you are registering on Election Day, you will need to provide proof of identity and residency.

Kansas ID Needed for Voting

Voters must show photo ID when casting a vote. Acceptable forms of ID include:

Idaho ID Needed for Voting

All voters are required to show photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit to cast a regular ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • An Idaho driver's license or photo Identification Card
  • A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card
  • A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
  • A tribal photo identification card.

NOTE: The name on the ID must match the name on the registration list in the poll book but common abbreviations and nicknames are acceptable.

Indiana ID Needed for Voting

Photo ID is required of all voters casting a ballot in person. There are exceptions for certain confined voters and voters casting absentee ballots by mail. Acceptable forms of ID include: driver's license, passport, military ID or picture ID from the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. The criteria for acceptable ID include:

Iowa ID Needed for Voting

You may need to show identification at the poll if:

  • You registered to vote by mail after January 1, 2003 and you have never voted in a primary or general election in your county of residence
  • Your registration is inactive
  • You have moved from the address where you are registered to vote
  • Your right to vote is challenged
  • The precinct election officials do not know you

If you are asked to show ID, you can use a current and valid photo ID or any of the following documents if they show your name and current address:

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Identification is not required to vote at the polls, although you will be required to verify your signature.

If you register to vote by mail and did not submit any ID with the registration, you must show one of the below forms of ID to vote:

Hawaii ID Needed for Voting

Poll workers may ask you provide a photo ID with a signature. However, this is not required in order to vote. If you have no ID you will be asked to give your date of birth and residence address to the poll worker in order to verify the information in the poll book.

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