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ID Needed for Voting?

New Jersey ID Needed for Voting

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.

Acceptable Identification includes current and valid ID such as:

Nevada ID Needed for Voting

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. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • 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
  • Tribale ID card

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

New York ID Needed for Voting

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:

Minnesota ID Needed for Voting

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.

Mississippi ID Needed for Voting

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:

Missouri ID Needed for Voting

Beginning June 1, 2017, voters must show an acceptable form of ID when going to vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID are as follows:

  • Missouri Driver's License
  • Missouri Non-driver License
  • US Passport
  • Military ID

If you do not have any of the above forms of ID, you can show any of the below secondary forms of ID and sign a statement confirming your identity to cast a normal ballot.

Montana ID Needed for Voting

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.

Nebraska ID Needed for Voting

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.

Maine ID Needed for Voting

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.

Michigan ID Needed for Voting

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.

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