ID Needed for Voting?
You must show one of the following forms of valid photo ID before voting:
- Alabama Driver's License
- Alabama 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
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.
If you do not have a photo ID, you can get one from the Secretary of State or from your county Board of Registrars. 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.
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
- Military ID
- Indian ID
- Fish and Game license
- State ID card
- Senior citizen ID card.
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 ID
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.
You will be required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. 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 other form of tribal identification
- Valid U.S. federal, state, or local government issued ID
Acceptable forms of identification without a photograph that bear 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
- 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 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
You must show a photo ID in order to vote. 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. The expiration date on the ID must not be more than 4 years before Election Day.
If you do not show one of these forms of ID you may vote a Provisional Ballot.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Identification is required only of first-time voters who register by mail and do not provide proof of identification with their application.
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.
Examples of accepted photo IDs with a signature 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 ID card issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs
- License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
- Employee ID card issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county or a municipality
If you have additional questions about voter ID, please contact your local elections office.
If your photo ID does not have your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that does have your signature.
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.
When you arrive at your polling place, you must show one of the following forms of identification:
- 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.
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.
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.
- A license to carry a concealed weapon issued by a county sheriff in Idaho
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.
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.
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:
- A current and valid photo ID
- Utility bill
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Lease or contract for residence
- Student ID and mail addressed to voter's residence
- Government document
All forms of ID above must show your name and address. If you do not show any of these types of ID you will be asked to vote a Provisional Ballot.
Illinois voters who vote during the early voting period must vote in person and must provide a valid identification. Valid forms of identification for this purpose include a current driver's license, state-issued identification card, or another government-issued identification card.
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:
- 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!
Iowa 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 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.
ID is required, however photo ID is not required.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
- Personal acquaintance of the precinct officer
- Document such as a driver's license, Social Security card, or credit card or another form of ID containing both a picture and a signature.
To vote, you must either 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.
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.
You will be asked to provide identification at the polling place if:
- You are voting for the first time in Maryland
- You registered to vote by mail on or after January 1, 2003
- You have not previously met the identification requirements
If you registered to vote by mail after January 1, 2006, you most likely satisfied the identification requirement during the registration process. If you did not satisfy the requirement, your county election board will have notified you and requested information to satisfy the identification requirement. You can satisfy the identification requirement by providing one of the following:
- A copy of a current and valid photo ID (i.e., Maryland driver's license, MVA-issued ID card, student, employee or military ID card, U.S. passport, or any other state or federal government issued ID card.)
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows your name and address.
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:
- Driver's license
- State issued ID card
- Recent utility bill
- Rent receipt
- Copy of voter registration affidavit
- Any other printed ID that contains your name and address
You must show a photo ID or sign an affidavit attesting that you do not have a photo ID in order to cast a ballot.
Voters with picture ID: Voters can satisfy the ID requirement by showing a Michigan driver’s license or a Michigan personal identification card.
Voters who do not possess either document may show any of the following forms of picture ID as long as it is current:
• Driver’s license or personal ID card issued by another state.
• Federal or state government-issued photo ID.
• U.S. passport.
• Military identification card with photo.
• Student identification with photo from a high school or an accredited institution of higher education.
• Tribal identification card with photo.
If you do not have a driver's license or other form of photo ID, you can get a state ID card at your local Secretary of State branch for $10. People over 65, people who have had driving privileges terminated due to physical or mental disability, or are blind do not need to pay this fee.
Voters who do not have acceptable picture ID or forgot to bring acceptable picture ID to the polls can vote like any other voter by signing an affidavit.
Questions regarding the voter identification requirement can be directed to your local city or township clerk’s office.
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.
Photo ID is required in order to vote. You must show one of the following forms of ID - expired photo IDs are acceptable as long as they are not more than 10 years old:
- 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.
You do NOT need a photo ID in order to vote! You must show an acceptable form of ID and sign the poll book to get your ballot. Acceptable forms of ID are:
- ID issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state
- ID issued by the United State Government
- ID issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located in Missouri
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that has your name and address on it
You can see samples of acceptable forms of ID here.
If you do not have any acceptable forms of ID, you may vote a provisional ballot. You can learn more about provisional voting here.
You may be eligible for a free Missouri nondriver license for voting purposes. You can contact the Missouri Department of Revenue to find out how you can get a free nondriver license at any time. The Missouri Secretary of State can help you get the official documents you need to obtain your free nondriver license. You can request help here.
Before you receive your ballot you must present a current photo ID, such as a driver's license or US passport.
If you do not have a photo ID, you can show any of the following to cast your ballot. All must have your name and current address in order to be valid.
- Current utility bill
- Bank statement
- Voter confirmation notice
- Government check or other government document
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.
No identification is required unless you are a first-time voter who registered by mail and did not provide verification with your registration application. Please check with your local election officials to determine what form of ID is needed at the polls.
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
- 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
- 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.
Identification is required of first-time voters who register by mail and do not provide proof of identification with their application. If you have voted in previous elections, or registered in person, no ID is needed to vote.
If you do need to show ID at the polls, acceptable forms include any of the following with your name and current address:
- North Carolina driver license
- Other photo ID issued by a government agency.
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document
- A current college/university photo ID card paired with a proof of campus habitation
Acceptable forms of identification must include, name, date of birth and your street address. P.O. Boxes do not establish residency and CANNOT be accepted. If you do not have the below acceptable forms of ID, you may still cast your ballot by signing a declaration or affidavit at the polls.
Acceptable forms of identification are:
- Driver's license
- Non-driver's ID card
- Tribal government issued ID card
- Long-term care ID certificate (provided by ND facility)
- Attester (only for voters unable to get an ID due to disability)
If you are voting absentee, acceptable forms of ID are:
- Any forms 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 acceptable form of ID may use an attester. The attester must provide his or her name, ND drivers license, non-driver's, 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 the acceptable form of ID, you can get one from your local Drivers License Center.
Ohio law requires that every voter, upon appearing at the polling place to vote on Election Day, must announce his or her full name and current address and provide proof of identity.
The forms of identification that may be used include:
- An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
- A military identification;
- A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
- An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
- An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
- An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
- An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
- An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.
For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.
“Utility bill” includes a cell phone bill.
“Other government document” includes license renewal and other notices, fishing and marine equipment operator’s license, court papers, or grade reports or transcripts.
“Government office” includes any local (including county, city, township, school district and village), state or federal (United States) government office, branch, agency, commission, public college or university or public community college, whether or not in Ohio
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
- 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.
Oregon has a vote by mail process. 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.
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.
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.
You will be asked to show one of the following Photo IDs on Election Day:
- 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).
You must show one of the following forms of ID at the polls when you go to vote:
- 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.
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.
All citizens wishing to vote must be on the official list of registered voters. Voters may use one of seven (7) forms of photo ID, listed below. IDs may be expired up to four years. Persons seventy years of age or older may use an expired ID.
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)
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 voters name and address to vote a regular ballot:
Voter registration card
Current utility bill
- Any other government document such as an out of state driver’s license or ex- pired Texas driver’s license.
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.
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.
A student ID is not a form of vailid voter ID.
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 (if it's 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) 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.
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
First-time voters that registered by mail and did not provide verification are required to show identification at the polls.
Voters must show one of the following forms of ID at the polls:
- Voter confirmation documents
- Virginia driver’s license
- Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
- US Passport
- 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
For a more detailed list of acceptable IDs, click here.
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
- Government check
- Other government document
A voter who does not have ID may vote a provisional ballot.
If you registered by mail, you will have to take a current and valid photo ID or a copy of a current document with your updated name and address the first time you vote.
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.
No form of identification (including a registration card,) needs to be shown at the polls when voting. You are only required to show identification when registering to vote.
Wyoming allows qualified voters to register at the polls on Election Day by bringing an acceptable form of ID to the polls:
- Wyoming driver's license
- 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
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