Voter ID Requirements

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.

Alabama

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo ID issued by any state or federal entity, U.S. tribe, or Alabama college or university.

Alaska

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Arizona

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? No Details

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.

Arkansas

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

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.

California

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Colorado

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document.

Connecticut

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document.

Delaware

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

District of Columbia

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility, tuition or student housing bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Florida

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current and valid picture ID with a signature, including credit or debit card.

Georgia

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID.

Hawaii

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

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.

Idaho

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current and valid picture ID, or a signed affidavit.

Illinois

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Indiana

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

U.S. or Indiana-issued photo ID with a name and expiration date, not expired at the time of the election.

Iowa

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Kansas

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification.

Kentucky

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification with a signature, or specified government-issued document.

Louisiana

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

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 regularly by signing an affidavit.

Maine

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid government-issued photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Maryland

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Massachusetts

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Michigan

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification. If you forget to bring ID to the polls, you may sign an affidavit.

Minnesota

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Specified government-issued document, OR both 1) a photo ID and 2) a current bill.

Mississippi

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid state or federal government-issued photo identification, or student ID issued by a Mississippi post-secondary institution.

Missouri

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Montana

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Nebraska

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Nevada

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid photo identification; or specified government-issued documents.

New Hampshire

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Any voter who does not present an approved Photo I.D. will be permitted to vote after signing an affidavit.

New Jersey

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current and valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

New Mexico

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

New York

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? No Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

North Carolina

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? No Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

North Dakota

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

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.

Ohio

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document that shows your name and current address.

Oklahoma

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? No Details

Photo ID issued by the State, federal government or Native American tribe, with an unexpired expiration date, or a voter registration card issued by the county election board.

Oregon

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? No Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Pennsylvania

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

First time voters must show current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document that shows your name and current address.

Rhode Island

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification, including passport, US student ID, or ID issued by RI or the US government.

South Carolina

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? No Details

SC Driver’s license or DMV ID card. Voter Registration card with photo, federal military ID, or US passport.

South Dakota

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

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.

Tennessee

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? No Details

Driver’s license, U.S. Passport, government-issued photo ID, TN issued carry handgun permit w/photo.

Texas

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? No Details

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.

Utah

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

One form of photo ID with name, or two forms of non-photo ID with proof of residency within voting precinct.

Vermont

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Virginia

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

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.

Washington

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? No Details

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.

West Virginia

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Wisconsin

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Valid photo ID (i.e Driver’s license or state issued ID card).

Wyoming

Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Yes Do All Voters Need ID? No Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Valid photo ID (i.e. Driver’s license, U.S. Passport), or two forms of valid non-photo ID.