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ID Needed for Voting

Photo ID is required before voting.

Acceptable photo ID include:

  • Alabama Driver's License
  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Driver's License
  • Alabama Non-Driver ID
  • Alabama Law Enforcement Agency Digital Non-Driver ID
  • Alabama Photo Voter ID
  • State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
  • Federal Issued ID
  • US Passport
  • Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County Government, Municipality, Board, Authority, or other entity of this state
  • Student or employee ID from a college of university in the state of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Valid AL Department of Corrections Release Temporary ID (photo required)
  • Valid AL Movement/Booking Sheet from Prison/Jail System (photo required)
  • Valid Pistol Permit (photo required)

If you do not have a valid photo ID you may vote only if you are identified by two election officials in the polling place as a voter on the poll list who is eligible to vote and the election officials execute an affidavit stating this. 

If you do not have a valid photo ID and the election officials are not able to identify you, you must cast a provisional ballot.

Free photo ID available!

If you do not have a photo ID, you can get a free Alabama photo voter ID from the Secretary of State or from your county Board of Registrars. Mobile unit locations that provide these photo IDs are available and you can check out the addresses here. You are able to get a new photo ID card each time you move within the state.  

If you are elderly or have a disability such that your polling place is not accessible, you are not required to produce identification when voting by absentee ballot.

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

You will need to show your signed voter ID card, or any other signed ID that will allow the election worker to verify your signature. A photo ID is not required.

Examples include: 

  • Driver's license
  • Voter ID card
  • Military ID
  • Hunting or Fishing license
  • Passport
  • Or other current and valid photo ID

You may also present one of the following forms of ID if it includes your name and current address:

  • current utility bill or pay check
  • government check or bank statement
  • other government issued document

If you do not have an acceptable ID you can get one from your local DMV.

If you do not have ID or your name does not appear on the precinct register, you must vote a questioned ballot.

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

You will be required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The ID can include a photo but it is not required. If you do not use a photo ID you must show two forms of non-photo ID.

Acceptable forms of identification with photograph, name, and address, such as:

  • Valid Arizona driver's license
  • Valid Arizona non-operating identification license
  • Tribal enrollment card or another form of tribal identification
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government-issued ID

Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bears your name and address (you must show two forms):

  • Utility bill that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election.
  • Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
  • Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
  • Indian census card
  • Property tax statement
  • Recorder's certificate
  • Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government-issued ID, including a voter registration card issued by the county recorder
  • Tribal enrollment card or another form of tribal identification
  • Arizona vehicle insurance card
  • Any mailing to the elector marked "Official Election Material"

Other acceptable forms of identification are one identification with your name and photo and one non-photo identification with your name and address.

  • Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register
  • U.S. Passport without address and one valid item from List 2
  • U.S. Military identification without address and one valid item from List 2

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

You must show a photo ID in order to vote. The expiration date on the ID must not be more than 4 years before Election Day.

Any photo ID is acceptable if it was issued by the United States, the State of Arkansas or an accredited post-secondary educational institution in Arkansas.

If you are unable to verify your registration through a photo ID, you will be asked to vote a provisional ballot.

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

A first-time voter who registers and did not provide identification with their application, may need to show identification at the polls. To be safe, bring your driver's license or another photo ID.

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

If you are voting by mail for the first time you may need to provide a photocopy of your identification with your ballot. Voters who recently registered for the first time and are voting by mail are required to provide a photocopy of their identification.

When voting in person you will need one of the following types of identification:

  • A valid Colorado driver's license
  • A valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or Colorado, or by any Colorado county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of this state
  • A valid pilot's license issued by the Federal Aviation Administration or other authorized agency of the United States
  • A valid U.S. military identification card with photograph of the elector
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector. A cable bill, a telephone bill, documentation from a public institution of higher education in Colorado containing at least the name, date of birth, and residence address of the student elector, or a paycheck from a government institution are also sufficient forms of identification
  • A valid Medicare or Medicaid card
  • A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate
  • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado.
  • A valid veteran identification card issued by the United States department of veterans affairs veterans health administration with a photograph of the eligible election
  • A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership
  • A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood
  • Verification that a voter is a resident of a group residential facility
  • Verification that a voter is a person committed to the department of human services and confined and eligible to register and vote

A Social Security number (or last four digits) is NOT a legal form of identification for voting in person. Neither is any document produced by Colorado's statewide registration system.

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

You must either show ID or sign a one line affidavit at the polling place if you have not provided proper identification when registering. A photo ID is not required.

Acceptable forms of ID at the polling place are:

  • A Social Security card
  • Any other pre-printed form of identification that shows your name and address, name and signature, or name and photograph.
  • Any current and valid photo ID that shows your name and address
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address

If you do not have ID, the affidavit form requires your name, address, date of birth, and signature. The affidavit states, under penalty of false statement, that you are the one whose name appears on the official checklist.

First time voters who registered to vote by mail and did not provide acceptable ID at registration must show ID at the polls or with their absentee ballots. Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Copy of a current and valid photo ID
  • Copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address.

If you are a first time voter, you will be required to present identification and may not use the secretary of state's affidavit.

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

You will be asked to show ID at the polls. However, you do not need to show ID in order to vote. If you do not show an ID you must fill out a form before you can vote, but you will still be allowed to cast your ballot.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Delaware Drivers License or State ID
  • US Passport
  • Signed Polling Place or Social Security Card
  • Signed vehicle registration
  • Signed credit card with photo
  • Similar document that IDs the person by photo or signature.

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

Identification is required only of first-time voters who register by mail and do not provide proof of identification with their application.

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

To vote at the polls, you must provide picture identification that also shows a signature OR picture identification and another form of ID with your signature.

 

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Florida driver’s license
  • Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
  • United States passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military identification
  • Student identification
  • Retirement center identification
  • Neighborhood association identification
  • Public assistance identification
  • Veteran health identification card (issued by the US Dept of Veteran Affairs)
  • Concealed carry weapons license issued pursuant to Florida Statute 790.06
  • Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county or a municipality.

CAN I USE MY STUDENT ID TO VOTE?

Yes, a student ID is a form of valid voter ID.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A PHOTO ID?

If you do not bring a valid ID, you can still vote a provisional ballot. As long as you are eligible and voted in the proper precinct, your provisional ballot will count provided the signature on your provisional ballot matches the signature in your registration record.

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

ID is required to vote at the polls.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A Georgia driver's license, even if expired
  • A photo ID issued by a state or federal government agency
  • A valid U.S. passport
  • An employee ID card containing your photograph and issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or other entity of Georgia
  • A valid U.S. military ID card
  • A valid tribal ID card.

If you do not have one of the above forms of ID, the State of Georgia offers a free Voter Identification Card.

For more information on the acceptable forms of photo ID and the free Voter Identification Card, please visit your state's resource.

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

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 address to the poll worker in order to verify the information in the poll book.

Identification is required of first-time voters who register by mail and do not provide proof of identification with their application. Acceptable forms of ID include any current and valid photo ID, a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.

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

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 tribal photo identification card.
  • A license to carry a concealed weapon issued by a county sheriff in Idaho

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

NOTE: Beginning in 2024, student IDs issued by Idaho high schools or higher education institutions won't be accepted as a valid form of voter ID.

If you do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can get one from your local DMV. You must bring proof of age, residency, legal presence, name change (if applicable) and your Social Security number in order to obtain your new ID.

Also, if you do not have acceptable forms of ID you may be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit. Please ask in your polling location for this option if needed.

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

Identification is not required to vote at the polls, although you will be required to verify your signature. If you registered to vote-by-mail and did not submit any ID with the registration, you must show a form of ID to vote.

Acceptable forms are:

  • A current and valid photo ID
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Lease or contract for residence
  • Student ID and mail addressed to voter's residence
  • Government document

All forms of the IDs above must show your name and address. If you do not show any ID types, you will be asked to vote a Provisional Ballot.

A government-issued photo ID is not required to vote during Early Voting as long as your registration is accurate and up to date. 

Voters can call or text 844-338-8743 anytime to reach VoteRiders Voter ID Helpline.

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:

  • Photograph
  • A name which matches the voter registration record
  • An expiration date after Election Day
  • Must have been issued by the U.S. government or the state of Indiana

A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all of the four criteria specified above. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes. For more information for college students, click here.

If you do not have an acceptable form of ID you can get one for free from your local DMV location!

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

Voters are required to show a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID, passport, military ID, veterans ID, or Voter ID Card at the polls before they vote. Voters without the necessary ID will be offered a provisional ballot and can provide ID up until the time of the county canvass of votes (Monday after election day for Primary and General Elections).

What is a valid form of ID to show at the polls?

·         Iowa Driver's License

·         Iowa Non-Operator's ID

·         Military ID

·         U.S. Passport

·         Tribal ID

·         Veteran's ID

·         Voter ID Card

What about voters who don’t have an ID?

Any registered voter who does not have a valid driver's license or non-operator's ID issued by the Iowa Department of Transportation will be issued a Voter ID Card for free, automatically, in the mail. This also applies to anyone who registers to vote in the future. Upon receipt of the Voter ID Card, it should be immediately signed. Obtaining the Voter ID Card does not require any further documentation or action by the voter; voters simply need to be registered to vote in the county where they live

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

Voters must show photo ID when casting a vote.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A driver's license or nondriver's ID card issued by Kansas, or by another state or district in of the U.S.
  • A concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas, or a concealed carry of handgun or weapon license issued by another state or district of the U.S.
  • A U.S. passport
  • An employee badge or ID document issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office or agency
  • A military ID issued by the U.S.
  • A student ID card issued by an accredited post-secondary institution of education in the state of Kansas.
  • A public assistance ID card issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office or agency.
  • An ID card issued by an Indian tribe

Photo ID is also required for early voting and absentee voting.

EXCEPTIONS AVAILABLE: Persons over 65 may use expired documentation as proof of identity. Also, if your religious beliefs prohibit photographic ID you may be exempt, but you must sign a Declaration of Religious Objection before voting.

FREE ID: ID cards for persons over 17 years old are free if the applicant signs an affidavit attesting that the ID is needed for purposes of voting in Kansas and that the applicant does not possess any other form of identification qualifying as acceptable ID for voting. The applicant must also produce evidence that he/she is a registered voter in Kansas. Find that affidavit here. Unique among the states, Kansas provides free birth certificates to persons born in Kansas if needed to acquire a photo ID for voting.

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

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

The KY Board of Elections offers a short video summarizing accepted Voter ID options.

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

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

Voter ID Requirements

To vote, you must present a valid photo ID.

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).
  • A Louisiana Wallet digital driver's license
  • 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.

You can also get a free Louisiana Special ID at the Office of Motor Vehicles by showing your voter information card.

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

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.

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

Some first-time voters may need to show ID before casting their ballot. If you are a new voter, please present one of the following forms of identification to the election judge:

  • A current and valid photo ID such as a Maryland driver's license, MVA ID card, student, employee, or military ID card, U.S. passport, or any other State or federal government-issued ID card.
  • A current document that shows your name and address
    • Such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or any other official document.
    • The document must be dated within three months of the election to be considered current.

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

You may be asked to show identification when you check in at your polling place for any of the following reasons: 

  • You are voting for the first time in Massachusetts in a federal election; 

  • You are an inactive voter; 

  • You are casting a provisional or challenged ballot; 

  • The poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to request identification. 

Acceptable identification must include your name and the address at which you are registered to vote. Examples of acceptable identification include:

  • a driver's license
  • state-issued ID card
  • recent utility bill
  • rent receipt
  • lease
  • a copy of a voter registration affidavit
  • any other printed identification which contains the voter's name and address

It's a good idea to bring identification when you go to the polls. 

You are never required to show a photo ID to vote in Massachusetts. 

For additional information on identification requirements and provisional ballots, see the Secretary of State's website hereElections: Identification Requirements (state.ma.us) 

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

You do not need an ID to vote in Michigan. If you have a photo ID with you when you go to vote, you must show it. If you do not have a photo ID, or do not have one with you, you may sign an AFFIDAVIT OF VOTER NOT IN POSSESSION OF PICTURE IDENTIFICATION and vote a regular ballot that will be counted on Election Day.

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

You only need ID to vote if you have not registered before arriving at the polling precinct or if you are a first time federal voter who registered by mail and whose registration was not verified. You must show one of the same IDs as are valid on Election Day registration.

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

Photo ID is required in order to vote. Expired photo IDs are acceptable as long as they are not more than 10 years old.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • A driver's license
  • Photo ID card issued by a branch, department or entity of the State of Mississippi
  • US passport
  • Government employee ID card
  • Firearms license
  • Student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college or community/junior college
  • US military ID
  • Tribal photo ID
  • Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the US governemtn or any state government
  • Mississippi Voter ID Card

If you do not have any of these forms of ID, you can obtain a Mississippi Voter ID Card at no cost. You can apply for a Mississippi Voter ID card at any Circuit Clerk's office during normal business hours. Or call 1-855-868-3745 for more information.

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

All Missouri voters must show acceptable identification and sign the poll book to obtain their ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A nonexpired Missouri driver or non-driver license;

  •  A nonexpired [or unexpiring] military ID, including a veteran’s ID card;

  • A nonexpired United States passport; or

  • Another photo ID issued by the United States or the state of Missouri which is either not expired or expired after the date of the most recent general election.*

*If the driver or non-driver license has expired after the most recent general election, it is an acceptable form of voter ID.

If you do not have an acceptable photo ID, you may be eligible for a free MO nondriver license for voting purposes. The Missouri Department of Revenue may provide 1 free nondriver license to all Missourians. For more information call 573-526-VOTE or visit https://dor.mo.gov/. You can also request help from the Secretary of State through this form.

If you do not possess any of these forms of identification, but are a registered voter, you may cast a provisional ballot. 

Your provisional ballot will count if: (1) you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; or (2) the signature on your provisional ballot envelope is determined by a bipartisan team at your local election authority to match the signature on in your voter registration record.

If you cast a provisional ballot, you will receive a stub from your provisional ballot envelope with instructions on how to verify that your provisional ballot is counted. Samples of Acceptable Forms of ID

Click here for more information.

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

Before you receive your ballot you must present a current photo ID, such as a driver's license or US passport.

Other acceptable forms of ID include one of the following:

·      Montana Voter Registration Card

·      Montana driver's license

·      Montana state ID card

·      Military ID card

  • Tribal ID card
  • United States passport
  • Montana concealed carry permit
  • School district or post secondary education photo ID

OR

  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that includes your name and current address

If you do not have any of these forms of ID, you can still vote by requesting and filling out a Polling Place Elector ID form. Or you can vote a provisional ballot.

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

The first Nebraska election requiring voter ID will be the May 14, 2024, statewide primary election.

  • All special and statewide elections after this date will require voter ID.
  • No special election prior to May 14, 2024, will require voter ID.

Acceptable IDs must have your name and photo. Valid photo IDs include:

  • Nebraska driver's license/state ID
  • U.S. passport
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Hospital, assisted-living facility, or nursing home record
  • Nebraska political subdivision ID (state, county, city, school, etc.)
  • Nebraska college or university ID

Expired documents will be accepted. You can get a free state ID for voting from the DMV. If you were born in Nebraska and need your birth certificate to get a free state ID, you can get a free certified copy of your birth certificate from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Note: A birth certificate is not a valid form of photo ID.

If you do not present an acceptable photo ID at the polls, you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. You must present a photo ID to your local election officials no later than the Tuesday following Election Day or sign a reasonable impediment certification for your vote to be counted.

Reasonable impediments include illness or disability, lack of documents required to obtain a photo ID, or a religious objection to being photographed.

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

If your name appears on the list at the polling location, you do not need to show any ID in order to vote.

If you are a first time voter, and did not provide an acceptable form of ID with your registration from, you may be asked to show ID at the polls, such as:

  • Current Nevada drivers' license
  • Current Nevada state ID card
  • Armed Forces ID card
  • Sheriff's Work ID card
  • ID card issued by an Agency of the State of Nevada or other political subdivision
  • Student ID card
  • US Passport
  • Tribal ID card

Other forms of ID may be used. Please check with your County Clerk for more information.

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

A photo ID will be requested of you, but you may sign a simple affidavit and have your photo taken.

Acceptable Federal and State Photo IDs (may be expired within the last five years, unless you are over 65 and then no expiration restrictions apply)

  • Driver's license issued by any state
  • Non-driver's photo ID from any state
  • US Armed Services photo ID
  • US passport or passport card
  • NH photo ID issued by the DMV for voting purposes only

Student Photo IDs (issued or expiration date within 5 years)

  • NH schools including public and private colleges and universities, community colleges and licensed career schools
  • Public high schools and private high schools that are approved by the NH Department of Educations

Other

  • A photo ID deemed acceptable by a Supervisor of the Checklist, Moderator or Town or City Clerk
  • Verification of a person's identity by a Supervisor of the Checklist, Moderator or Town or City Clerk
  • An affidavit filled out and signed by the voter and an authorized election officer

If you are over 65 years old you may use a photo ID regardless of its expiration date. Voters younger than 65 years old may not use a photo ID that has been expired more than 5 years.

If you do not have an approved photo ID you may get a free photo ID for voting purposes only by presenting a voucher from your town/city clerk to any New Hampshire DMV office that issues identification.

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Identification is not required unless you are a first time voter who registered by mail and did not provide ID verification with application. If you registered to vote by mail in your county after January 1, 2003, and never voted in a federal election in the county, you are required to provide your county commissioner of registration with identification.

If you show identification, you will vote via the voting machine. If you do not show identification, you will vote via provisional ballot and have until the close of business on the second day after the election, to provide identification to the applicable county election office. You will be given a hand-out at the polling place that will tell you which county election office to contact.

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

No ID is needed for voting UNLESS you registered to vote for the first time by mail and did not provide a copy of a current and valid photo ID along with a current utility bill or bank statement, you will need to show some form of ID at the polls.

Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • An original or copy of a current  and valid photo ID with or without an address (the address doesn't need to match the address on your registration)
  • Original or copy of a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, student ID card or other government document, including ID issued by an Indian nation, tribe or pueblo that shows your name and address (the address doesn't need to match the address on your registration)
  • Verbal or written statement by you (the voter) with your name, year of birth and registered address

If you cannot provide any of the above forms of ID you may vote a provisional ballot.

NOTE: Some municipal jurisdictions do have voter ID rules in place that require ID to be provided in order to vote in city elections. This includes the city of Albuquerque and the city of Rio Rancho. Please contact your county clerk for more information.

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

If you are a new voter who is registering by mail, you will be required to show identification when you go to vote for the first time. If you are already registered at the board of elections or a state agency, you should not have to show identification at the polls. It is advisable for all new voters to bring identification when voting for the first time.

Acceptable IDs to to vote are:

  • Passport
  • Government ID card
  • Military ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Public housing ID card
  • Any ID specified by HAVA and New York State law as acceptable
  • Utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check (Social Security, tax refund, military paycheck or paycheck stub)
  • Other government documents with your name and address including but not limited to: voter registration card, hunting, fishing, or trapping license or firearm permit.

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

Voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting in North Carolina, starting with the 2023 municipal elections.

For more information, see Voter ID and FAQ: Voter ID. In addition to the list of acceptable Photo IDs for voting, there are important links for information on where to get a No-fee ID Card.

Remember, the address on the photo ID does not have to match the voter registration records.

Suppose you do not show an acceptable ID at the polls. In that case, you may proceed in one of the two following ways: 

  • with an ID Exception Form and a provisional ballot or 
  • with a provisional ballot and return it to your county board of elections office with your photo ID by the day before county canvass.

Watch: Click here to learn about the new voter photo ID requirement in all upcoming elections.

North Dakota does not have voter registration, but you must show a valid ID in order to vote. Your ID must include your name, current North Dakota residential address, and date of birth. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • ND driver's license
  • ND non-driver's ID card
  • Tribal government-issued ID card
  • Long-term care ID certificate

To vote absentee, acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Any form of ID listed above
  • Passport or Military ID - Only for ND residents living outside the US who do not possess one of the other forms of ID
  • Attester - an applicant without an acceptable form of ID may use an attester. The attester must provide his or her name, ND driver's license, non-driver's ID card, or tribal ID number and sign the absentee/mail ballot application form to attest to the applicant's ND residency and voting eligibility.

If you don't have an acceptable form of ID, find out how to get a North Dakota ID card from your local driver’s license office.

Learn more about North Dakota’s voter ID requirements

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

You must provide proof of ID to vote.

The forms of identification that may be used include:

  • An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with a present or former address so long as your present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
  • U.S. military IDs, including Ohio National Guard
  • A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio that contains your name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
    • BMV issued Ohio license or ID card (old address acceptable)
    • U.S. Military, U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs, or Ohio National Guard card, U.S. Passport Book/Card
    • Note: State University IDs are not a valid form of photo ID to vote
  • Probationary and restricted driver's licenses are permitted

Note: You can no longer substitute a valid photo ID with a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing your name and address. If you do not have a valid photo ID at the polls, you may vote a provisional ballot. For that ballot to be counted, you must present a photo ID at the office of the Board of Elections no later than the fourth day after Election Day.

Individual exceptions to the Voter ID rules may be made for religious reasons.

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

You must show ID in order to vote.

The type of ID you show must have the following information, and must be issued by the US Government, the State of Oklahoma or a federally recognized tribal government:

  • Your name (it must match your name on the poll book)
  • Your photo
  • An expiration date that is after the date of the election, unless the identification is valid indefinitely

Examples include:

  • An Oklahoma driver's license
  • State identification card
  • A U.S. passport
  • Military identification
  • A voter identification card received by mail from the County Election Board when you registered to vote. The law allows use of the voter identification card even though it does not include a photograph or an expiration date.

If you do not have proof of identity, you may only vote by provisional ballot.

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

Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on Election Day, a ballot is mailed to each registered voter. You will need to sign the return envelope of your ballot. Your signature will be matched with your voter registration card to verify your identity.

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

Unless your are a first time voter, you do not need to show any ID to vote a regular ballot on Election Day.

First time voters are required to show some form of ID, but it does not need to be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID are:

  • Pennsylvania driver's license or PENNDOT ID card
  • ID issued by any Commonwealth agency
  • ID issued by the US Government
  • US Passport
  • US armed Forces ID
  • Student ID
  • Employee ID
  • Confirmation issued by the County Voter Registration Office
  • Non-photo ID issued by the Commonwealth that shows name and address
  • Non-photo ID issued by the US Government that shows name and address
  • Firearm permit
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check that shows name and address

All voters may be asked to show ID at the polls, however, you cannot be stopped from voting a regular ballot if you do not provide a valid ID.

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Voters must show a photo ID at the polls.

Acceptable IDs include:

  • RI driver's license
  • U.S. passport
  • ID card issued by an educational institution in the United States
  • U.S. military identification card
  • ID card issued by the U.S. government or State of Rhode Island like a RIPTA bus pass
  • Government-issued medical card
  • RI Voter ID

Registered voters who don't have an acceptable current and valid photo ID can get a free Voter ID the Secretary of State office in Providence during normal business hours. To find more information on where to get a free Voter ID and for information on how to get a Voter ID visit the Secretary of State website.

No eligible voter will be turned away at the polls. Voters who do not bring an acceptable ID to their polling place can vote using a standard Provisional Ballot. The ballot will be counted if the signature they give at the polling place matches the signature on their voter registration.

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

You must show an acceptable form of photo ID in order to vote.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • South Carolina Driver's License
  • ID Card Issued by South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles
  • South Carolina Voter Registration Card with Photo
  • Federal Military ID
  • U.S. Passport

If you do not have one of the above photo IDs, you can get one for free by:

  • Registered voters can get a voter registration card with a photo from their county voter registration and elections office by providing their date of birth and the last four digits of their Social Security number.
  • Get a DMV ID card at a local DMV office. To see what documentation is required click here.

If you do not have a photo ID on Election Day you may be able to vote a provisional ballot after showing your non-photo voter registration card. You must have a reasonable impediment to obtaining a photo ID in order to vote the provisional ballot. Reasonable impediments include:

  • Religious objection to being photographed
  • Disability or illness
  • Work schedule
  • Lack of transportation
  • Lack of birth certificate
  • Family responsibilities
  • Any other obstacle you find reasonable

To vote under the reasonable impediment exception:

  • Present your current, non-photo registration card at the polling place
  • Sign an affidavit stating why you cannot obtain a photo ID
  • Cast a provisional ballot that will be counted unless the county election commission has reason to believe your affidavit is false.

If you do not have a photo ID and do not have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one, or you forgot to bring it with you to the polls, you may still vote a provisional ballot. However, for your vote to be counted you must provide one of the photo IDs to the county election commission prior to certification of the election (usually the Thursday or Friday after the election).

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

You must show an ID at the polls when you go to vote.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • A South Dakota driver's license or non-driver ID card
  • A passport or an identification card, including a picture, issued by an agency of the U.S. government
  • A tribal identification card, including a picture
  • US Government photo ID
  • US Armed Forces ID
  • Student photo ID from a South Dakota high school
  • A current ID that includes a picture, issued by an accredited institution of higher education, including a university, college, or technical school, located within South Dakota

If you do not have a photo ID, you can sign a personal ID affidavit.

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

A photo ID is required when you vote. All voters must present an ID containing your name and photograph when voting at the polls, whether voting early or on Election Day.

Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:

  • Tennessee drivers license with your photo
  • United States Passport
  • Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
  • United States Military photo ID
  • State-issued handgun carry permit with your photo

IDs that are not acceptable:

  • College student IDs and photo IDs not issued by the federal or Tennessee state government

Who is exempt?

  • Voters who vote absentee by mail
  • Voters who are residents of a licensed nursing home or assisted living center and who vote at the facility
  • Voters who are hospitalized
  • Voters with a religious objection to being photographed
  • Voters who are indigent and unable to obtain a photo ID without paying a fee

If you do not have a photo ID you may get a free photo ID from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security at a driver service center. You will need proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate), two proofs of Tennessee residency (such as a voter registration card, utility bill, vehicle registration/title, or bank statement), and if your name differs from that on your primary ID, proof of the changed name (such as a certified marriage certificate, divorce decree, certified court order, etc.). If you do not have a photo on your driver's license and no other form of valid photo ID, you may visit a driver service center to have your photo added to your license for free upon request.

If you do not bring a valid photo ID to the polling place you may vote a provisional ballot. You will then have two business days after Election Day to return to the election commission office to show a valid ID.

For more information visit the Tennessee Secretary of State website.

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

All citizens wishing to vote must be on the official list of registered voters. Voters may use one of seven forms of photo ID to cast their ballot. IDs may be expired up to four years, and people who are seventy years of age or older may use an expired ID.  

Acceptable forms of ID are

  • Driver's license 

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) 

  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS 

  • Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS 

  • US military identification card containing the person’s photograph 

  • US citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph 

  • US passport (book or card) 

CAN I USE MY STUDENT ID TO VOTE? 

No, a student ID is not a form of valid voter ID. 

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE A PHOTO ID? 

Registered voters without photo ID, who cannot reasonably obtain one, may sign a form and present the original or a copy of one of the following documents with the voter’s name and address to vote a regular ballot: 

  • Voter registration card 

  • Certified birth certificate 

  • Current utility bill 

  • Bank statement 

  • Government check 

  • Paycheck 

  • Any other government document, such as an out-of-state driver’s license or expired Texas driver’s license 

CAN YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE FORM I NEED TO FILL OUT IF I DON’T HAVE A PHOTO ID? 

The form is called a “Voter’s Declaration of Reasonable Impediment or Difficulty.” The voter must mark on the form one of the following reasons for not providing a photo ID.* 

  • Lack of transportation 

  • Disability or illness 

  • Lack of birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain an acceptable form of photo ID 

  • Work schedule 

  • Family responsibilities 

  • Lost or stolen identification 

  • Acceptable form of photo ID applied for but not received 

*ID address does not have to match the voter registration address. 

Once you sign the form and show your ID you will be able to cast a normal ballot at your polling place. 

The name on your photo ID and the list of registered voters must match. If your name is substantially similar*, you may still be able to vote a normal ballot; however, you must also submit an affidavit stating that you are the same person as is listed on the list of registered voters. 

If you do not have any of these forms of ID, you can get an Election Identification Certificate to present at the polling place. To find out more about these certificates, click here. 

*“Substantially similar” means if your name is slightly different, is a common variation of your formal name, contains an initial, middle name or former last name or your first, middle or last name is in a different field on the ID than on the list of registered voters. 

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

In order to vote you need a valid voter ID. This is either a form of ID that has your name and photo or two forms of ID that have your name and proof of residence.

Accepted forms of ID include:

  • Current, valid Utah driver's license
  • Current, valid ID card issued by the state or a branch, department, or agency of the United States
  • Current, valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon
  • Current, valid US passport
  • Valid tribal ID card, whether or not the card includes a photo of the voter

Or, provide two forms of the following:

  • Current utility bill or copy dated within 90 days before the election
  • Bank or other financial account statement, or a copy
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Valid Social Security card
  • Check issued by the state or federal government or a copy
  • Current, valid Utah hunting or fishing license
  • Paycheck from the voter's employer, or a copy
  • Current, valid US military ID card
  • Certified naturalization documents (not a green card)
  • Certified copy of court records showing the voter's adoption or name change
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs card
  • Tribal treaty card
  • Valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card
  • Current, valid ID card issued by a local government within the state
  • Current, valid ID card issued by an employer
  • Current, valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state
  • Current Utah vehicle registration

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

First-time voters that registered by mail and did not provide verification are required to show identification at the polls.

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

You must show your identification (ID) at the polls in order to vote. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Voter confirmation documents
  • Virginia driver’s license
  • Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
  • US Passport
  • US Military ID
  • Employer-issued photo ID
  • Student ID issued by any community college or university in the US
  • Other US or Virginia government-issued photo ID
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
  • Virginia Voter Photo ID card
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing the name and address of the voter
  • Nursing home resident ID
  • Signed ID Confirmation Statement

If you forget your ID and don't want to sign an ID Confirmation Statement, you can vote a provisional ballot that will only be counted if you bring the appropriate ID or a signed ID Confirmation Statement by Friday noon after the election.

For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs, click here.

CAN I USE MY STUDENT ID TO VOTE?

Yes, you can use a student ID issued by any community college or university in the United States.

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

ID is needed when you register to vote and ID is only required if you use an audiovisual unit at a voting center.

Acceptable forms of ID for voting include:

  • Photo ID, such as a driver's license, state ID card, student ID card, or tribal ID card
  • Voter registration card
  • Utility Bill
  • Bank statement
  • Paycheck
  • Government check
  • Other government document

A voter who does not have ID may vote a provisional ballot.

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All West Virginia voters must show an approved form of identification at the polls during early voting or on election day. All forms of ID must be valid and not expired.

A list of acceptable ID's include:

  • West Virginia driver’s license 
  • Other ID issued by West Virginia DMV 
  • Driver’s license issued by another state
  • US Passport
  • US Military ID 
  • Employee ID card issued by United States government or West Virginia state government 
  • Student ID card
  • Concealed carry permit

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

Photo ID is required before you may vote.

The following types of photo ID are acceptable and may be unexpired or expired after the date of the most recent general election:

  • A Wisconsin DOT issued drivers license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended, with or without a star in the right-hand corner
  • A Wisconsin DOT issued ID card, with or without a star in the right-hand corner
  • A Wisconsin DOT-issued ID card or drivers license without a photo issued under the religious exemption
  • Military ID card issued by a US uniformed service
  • US Passport (booklet or card)
  • A photo ID card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that contains date of issuance, signature of student and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance.
  • A photo ID card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college that has expired, when shown along with proof of enrollment (like a tuition fee receipt or course schedule)
  • An ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin (may be used even if expired before the most recent General Election)

The following types of ID are acceptable if they are unexpired:

  • Certificate of naturalization that was issued no earlier than two years before the date of the election
  • Driving receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • ID card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days)
  • Citation or notice of intent to revoke or suspend a Wisconsin DOT issued drivers license that is dated within 60 days of the date of the election.
  • Veteran's photo ID card issued by the Veterans Health Administration of the federal Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Temporary ID card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT through the Identification Petition Process (IDPP) (valid for 180 days)

You may show an ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin as well, if it is expired or unexpired.

The address on your photo ID card does not have to be current. The name on your photo ID card does not need to be an exact match for your name in the poll book.

If you are an absentee voter or have a sincere religious belief against being photographed, you may not need to show a photo ID in order to vote.

If you're in the military, live permanently overseas or are classified as a confidential elector, you do NOT need a photo ID to cast your absentee ballot.

If you are indefinitely confined (have difficulty traveling to the polling place due to age, physical illness, infirmity or disability), or live in a nursing home or care facility, you do NOT need to show your photo ID to vote.

For more information about photo ID please view your state's resource.

Free photo ID cards available.

If you need a photo ID card in order to vote, the DMV can help you get a free ID card. For more information on the process, please contact the DMV

If you wish to obtain an ID for voting purposes, but have spiritual beliefs which prevent you from being photographed, you can receive a State ID card without a photo at any DMV office.

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Wyoming voters will now be required to show an acceptable form of identification when voting in person. There are many ID options for you to use. Here's a list: https://sos.wyo.gov/Elections/VoterID/Default.aspx.

Note: Wyoming allows qualified voters to register at the polls on Election Day by bringing an acceptable form of ID.

Any of the following documents will be accepted to register and/or vote in person:

  • Wyoming Driver's License or ID Card
  • A different state's driver's license
  • An ID card issued by a local, state or federal agency
  • A U.S. passport
  • School ID
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID Card
  • Wyoming Community College Student ID
  • Wyoming Public School Student ID
  • Valid Medicare or Medicaid Insurance Card

You can also show two of the following in any combination:

  • Certification of U.S. citizenship
  • Certificate of naturalization
  • Draft record
  • Voter registration card from another state or county
  • Original or certified copy of a birth certificate bearing an official seal
  • Certification of birth abroad issued by the department of state
  • Any other form of identification issued by an official agency

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ID Needed for Voter Registration

All new voter registrations will need to provide one of the approved proof of residence documents in order to complete the registration process:

  • A current ID driver's license or identification card 
  • A current passport or other identification card issued by an agency of the United States government 
  • A current tribal identification card
  • A current license or enhanced license to carry concealed weapons 

If you register to vote on or after July 1, 2023, and your residential address does not match what's on your driver's license, you will need to present a valid document that confirms your new address. You can bring one of the following documents to your county elections office or the polls to complete the registration process:

  • Any of the above photo IDs with correct residence address
  • Current proof of insurance
  • Deed of trust, mortgage, lease or rental agreement
  • A property tax assessment, bill, or receipt
  • A utility bill, excluding a cellular telephone bill
  • A bank or credit card statement
  • A paystub, paycheck, or government-issued check
  • An intake document from a residential care or assisted living facility
  • Enrollment papers issued for the current school year by a high school, or an accredited institution of higher education located within the state of Idaho.
  • A communication on letterhead from a public or private social service agency registered with the secretary of state verifying the applicant is homeless and attesting to the applicant’s residence for registration purposes.

If a voter is not able to show an acceptable ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit.