Kentucky now has a photo ID law for voting. To vote in Kentucky, you must bring identification showing your name and photograph from one of these sources:

  •  Kentucky state government (example: driver’s license)
  •  United States government (example: passport)
  •  U. S. Defense Department, a uniformed services branch, the Merchant Marine, or the Kentucky National Guard
  • U.S. college, university, or postgraduate technical or professional school
  • Kentucky local government: city, county, urban-county, charter county, unified local or consolidated local government

The most common form of a valid photo ID is your driver’s license. Other examples of acceptable ID (as long as they include your name and photo) are:  

  • Military ID  
  • College ID  
  • Kentucky government ID 
  • Passport

A voter’s identity can still be confirmed by personal acquaintance with an election official, but now the election official must sign an affirmation.

Free ID
The state will make you a free ID card. You get it where you can get a driver’s license, and drive.ky.gov is where you can find the nearest state office for that.

Affirmation when you go to vote

At your polling place, you can fill out a form explaining why you cannot get an allowed photo ID. You will need to show one of these other IDs:

➔ Another identification card with your name and photo
➔ Social Security card
➔ Kentucky food stamp, EBT, or SNAP card with your name
➔ Credit or debit card with your name
➔ Identification issued by a Kentucky county and approved by the State Board
of Elections

Contact your state Board of Elections or local Elections Official for more information.

Voters can call or text 844-338-8743 at any time to reach VoteRiders Voter ID Helpline

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