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Voter ID Requirements Map

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State Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Do all Voters Need ID? Student ID accepted Accepted ID
AK YES NO~ YES Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
AL YES YES YES~ Current or valid photo ID issued by any state or federal entity, U.S. tribe, or Alabama college or university. More
AZ YES YES NO Identification with the photograph, name and address of the elector; or two different forms of non-photo ID that bear the name and address of the elector; or one form of acceptable photo ID with one form of non-photo ID with name and address of the elector. More
AR YES YES YES~ Current or valid state or federal government-issued photo identification, or student ID issued by an Arkansas post-secondary institution. May vote a provisional ballot if ID requested is not on your person. More
CA YES**  NO YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
CO YES YES YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document. More
CT YES YES YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document. More
DE YES**  NO+ YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
FL YES YES YES~ Current and valid picture ID with a signature, including credit or debit card. More
GA YES YES  YES# Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID. More
HI YES NO+ YES Voters may be asked to present valid photo ID with a signature and sign a poll book to record that they voted at the polling place. Voter Registration Notice is NOT an acceptable form of identification. More
ID YES**  NO+ YES~ Current and valid picture ID, or a signed affidavit. More
IL YES** NO YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
IN YES YES  YES#~ U.S. or Indiana-issued photo ID with a name and expiration date, not expired at the time of the election. More
IA YES NO+ YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
KS YES YES YES~ Current or valid photo identification. More
KY YES YES* YES~ Current or valid photo identification with a signature, or specified government-issued document. More
LA YES** YES+ YES~ Current or valid photo identification with a signature. OR you can bring a utility bill, paycheck or government-issued document with name and address to vote regurlarly by signing an affidavit. More
ME YES**  NO  NO^ Current or valid government-issued photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
MD YES**  NO YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
MA YES**  NO  NO^ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
MI YES**  NO+ YES Current or valid photo identification. If you forget to bring ID to the polls, you may sign an affidavit. More
MN YES**  NO YES~ Specified  government-issued document, OR both 1) a photo ID and 2) a current bill.  More
MS YES YES YES~ Current or valid state or federal government-issued photo identification, or student ID issued by a Mississippi post-secondary institution. More
MO YES YES* YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
MT YES YES YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
NE YES**  NO  NO^ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
NV YES**  NO  NO^ Current or valid photo identification; or specified government-issued documents. More
NH YES**  NO+ YES Any voter who does not present an approved Photo I.D. will be permitted to vote after signing an affidavit. More
NJ YES YES YES Current and valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
NM YES**  NO YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
NY YES**  NO  NO^ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
NC YES**  NO YES~ Document with name and current address (including photo ID, or a student ID along with a document with address). More
ND YES YES YES~ Current or valid driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card, ID card from a federal agency, tribal government, ND college or university, or long-term care facility. More
OH YES YES NO Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document that shows your name and current address. More
OK  YES YES  NO Photo ID issued by the State, federal government or Indian tribe, with an unexpired expiration date,  or a voter registration card issued by the county election board. More
OR YES**  NO  NO^ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
PA YES  NO+ YES~ PA’s new voter photo ID law will not be in effect, but poll workers may ask for a photo ID with an expiration date, or government-issued non-photo ID. More
RI YES YES YES Current or valid photo identification, including passport, US student ID, or ID issued by RI or the US government. More
SC YES YES NO SC Driver’s license or DMV ID card. Voter Registration card with photo, federal military ID, or US passport. More
SD YES**  NO+ YES~ SD Driver’s license or DMV ID card, U.S. Passport, SD Student ID or tribal card with a photo. If you do not bring your ID on Election Day, do not worry, you may fill out a personal identification affidavit and still be allowed to vote. More
TN YES YES  NO Driver’s license, U.S. Passport, government-issued photo ID, TN issued carry handgun permit w/photo. More
TX YES YES NO Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), TX Election Identification Certificate (from DPS), TX personal identification card (from DPS), TX concealed handgun license (from DPS), US military identification card w/photo, US citizenship certificate w/photo, US passport. More
UT YES YES YES~ One form of photo ID with name, or two forms of non-photo ID with proof of residency within voting precinct. More
VT YES**  NO YES Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
VA YES YES YES~ Current or valid photo identification or government-issued photo ID. As of July 1, 2014, Social Security Cards and utility bills are no longer accepted. More
WA YES**  NO  NO^ Voter ID is only required when a voter does not sign a ballot declaration. Accepted ID includes: current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
DC YES** NO NO Current or valid photo identification; or utility, tuition or student housing bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
WV YES**  NO YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
WI YES**  NO YES~ Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or other specified  document . More
WY YES**  NO  YES# Valid photo ID (i.e. Driver’s license, U.S. Passport), or two forms of valid non-photo ID. More

*Unless recognized by poll workers
**If registered by mail, and copy of ID was not sent with registration, and if ID numbers were not verified by state
+ID may be requested, but in most cases you may vote without it
#Only in-state public school student ID accepted
^Typically no, unless your student ID shows your address
~ Must meet specific requirements. View detailed info for guidelines.

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