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ID Needed for Voter Registration

Connecticut ID Needed for Voter Registration

You are required to show identification when registering to vote in person. Acceptable identification includes anything with a name and address: a Connecticut driver's license, a utility bill, or even a checkbook. If you register by mail, you must provide your Connecticut driver's license or the last four digits of your Social Security number on the voter registration form, which will be confirmed by the state's centralized voter registration system.

Delaware ID Needed for Registration

Identification is not necessary to register to vote if you use the National Voter Registration Form. However, when registering with the department of elections or at an alternate approved location, current identification is required. The identification must include current and valid photo ID that shows full name and address. Examples include:

District of Columbia ID Needed for Voter Registration

Identification is not required during registration but must be provided the first time you go to the polls.

If you are registering to vote in the District for the first time on election day, you must show proof of residence by providing one of the following types of documents:

  • Current and valid District of Columbia DMV-issued ID
  • Government check or paycheck
  • Bank statement
  • Current utility bill or lease
  • Other government document showing your name and current District address

Florida ID Needed for Registration

You must provide your current and valid Florida driver's license number, an ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to register. If you have none of these numbers, you must write "NONE" on the voter registration form.

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If you are a first time voter, you are required to provide your Social Security number and one of the following acceptable items of identification when you register:

Alaska ID Needed for Registration

If you register by mail, you are required to include information that will verify your identity. If you have not previously registered to vote in Alaska and you are submitting your registration application by mail, you must provide a copy of one of the following:

In addition, please provide:

If your identity cannot be verified when you register to vote, you will be required to provide certain identification when voting.

Arizona ID Needed for Voter Registration

The simplest form to use for your voter registration in Arizona is the Standard Federal Registration Form which requires those registering to vote to swear an oath that they’re American citizens. The Arizona State Registration form requires additional proof of citizenship that may create barriers and impose financial costs for potential citizen registrants.

Arkansas ID Needed for Voter Registration

If you are registering to vote by mail, you must provide either your driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your Arkansas voter registration application. If you do not have any of these items, you may be required to vote on a provisional ballot when you vote for the first time unless you submit a photocopy of one of the following with your mail-in application or at the time of voting:

Colorado ID Needed for Voter Registration

Your completed voter registration form must contain your Colorado driver's license number or your Department of Revenue ID number. If you do not have a driver's license or department of revenue ID number, then you will need to complete a paper registration form and provide the last four digits of your Social Security number. You cannot use a Social Security number when registering to vote online. If you do not have any of these forms of ID, please check the appropriate boxes on the paper registration application form.

California ID Needed for Voter Registration

To register to vote in California you will have to provide your California drivers' license number or identification card number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number (SSN). If you do not include this information you will be required to provide identification when you vote.

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