Voter ID
in New York

Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.

Do all voters need ID?

ID required for first time voters?

ID required when voting absentee?

Acceptable ID Types for New York

Voters in New York do NOT need to present ID to vote, except for some first time voters who did not include required voter ID information on their voter registration. If a voter did not submit this ID info with voter registration they will need to submit a copy of their ID if voting by mail, or will need to provide valid ID if voting at the polls. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Current photo ID or
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document/check with voter name and address
  • Student photo ID
  • Driver's License
  • Non-Driver ID
  • Last four digits of Social Security Number

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You will be able to cast a normal ballot alongside all other voters.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.

More Questions? Get Chat Help

Visit our friends at VoteRiders for detailed state specific information. (Note: this link will take you to the VoteRiders chatbot on Facebook Messenger.)