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Voter ID Requirements

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State Do 1st Time Voters Need ID? Do All Voters Need ID? Student ID Accepted? Details
Alabama Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo ID issued by any state or federal entity, U.S. tribe, or Alabama college or university. More
Alaska Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Arizona 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
Arkansas Yes No 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
California Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Colorado Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document. More
Connecticut Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document. More
Delaware Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
District of Columbia 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
Florida Yes Yes Yes Current and valid picture ID with a signature, including credit or debit card. More
Georgia Yes Yes Yes Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID. More
Hawaii 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
Idaho Yes No Yes Current and valid picture ID, or a signed affidavit. More
Illinois Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Indiana 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
Iowa Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Kansas Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification. More
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification with a signature, or specified government-issued document. More
Louisiana 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 regularly by signing an affidavit. More
Maine Yes No No Current or valid government-issued photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Maryland Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Massachusetts Yes No No Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Michigan Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification. If you forget to bring ID to the polls, you may sign an affidavit. More
Minnesota Yes No Yes Specified government-issued document, OR both 1) a photo ID and 2) a current bill. More
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes Current or valid state or federal government-issued photo identification, or student ID issued by a Mississippi post-secondary institution. More
Missouri Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Montana Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Nebraska Yes No No Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Nevada Yes No No Current or valid photo identification; or specified government-issued documents. More
New Hampshire Yes Yes Yes Any voter who does not present an approved Photo I.D. will be permitted to vote after signing an affidavit. More
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes Current and valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
New Mexico Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
New York Yes No No Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
North Carolina Yes No No Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
North Dakota 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
Ohio Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document that shows your name and current address. More
Oklahoma Yes Yes No 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. More
Oregon Yes No No Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Pennsylvania Yes No Yes 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. More
Rhode Island Yes Yes Yes Current or valid photo identification, including passport, US student ID, or ID issued by RI or the US government. More
South Carolina Yes Yes No SC Driver’s license or DMV ID card. Voter Registration card with photo, federal military ID, or US passport. More
South Dakota 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
Tennessee Yes Yes No Driver’s license, U.S. Passport, government-issued photo ID, TN issued carry handgun permit w/photo. More
Texas 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
Utah 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
Vermont Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Virginia 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
Washington 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
West Virginia Yes No Yes Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. More
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes Valid photo ID (i.e Driver’s license or state issued ID card). More
Wyoming Yes No Yes Valid photo ID (i.e. Driver’s license, U.S. Passport), or two forms of valid non-photo ID. More

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.

 

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