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 college or university from any state. Post-secondary students may use their student IDs, employees of these post-secondary institutions may also use their employee ID.

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/employee 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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving 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. Student ID is accepted, only from CO post-secondary institutions.

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. Valid student ID from any state is accepted.

Delaware

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.

District of Columbia

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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving 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. Student ID is accepted, but validity is determined by county if no expiration date is present.

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. Student ID from an approved list of post-secondary GA institutions is accepted.

Hawaii

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

Voters may be asked to present valid ID, either a state/federal photo ID or a paycheck, utility bill, or bank statement that provides name and address. Voter Registration Notice is NOT an acceptable form of identification. If voter recites name, residential address, and date of birth and this matches what is listed in poll book, voter can vote a regular ballot.

Idaho

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

Current and valid picture ID, or a signed affidavit. Student ID with a photo from in-state high school and post-secondary institutions is accepted.

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, must be current or expired after Nov. 8 2016. Student ID from an IN state school is accepted. The student ID must meet the four requirements of IN state law.

Iowa

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

Current or valid photo identification. If your ID does not include up to date address, you may provide an additional proof of address. If no ID, then another registered voter may attest to voter’s ID.

Kansas

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

Current or valid photo identification. A voter over 65 may use expired ID. Student ID is accepted if it is from an accredited institution in KS.

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. Student ID is accepted if the ID includes both a photo and a signature. If voter has no ID they can vote a regular ballot if they are personally acquainted with a poll worker.

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. Student ID is accepted if it includes; name, photo, and signature.

Maine

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

Current or valid photo identification. If you forget to bring ID to the polls, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot. Student ID is accepted if it is an unexpired photo ID card.

Minnesota

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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration card will need to complete their registration by giving, 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 an accredited 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. Student ID from post-secondary institutions in MO is accepted.

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. Student ID that is current with a photo is accepted.

Nebraska

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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, 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? Yes Details

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, 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 ID will be permitted to vote a regular ballot after signing an affidavit. Student ID from accredited post-secondary institutions in NH are accepted.

New Jersey

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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, 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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not record required voter identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, 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? Yes Details

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, 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? Yes Details

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, 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? No Details

Current or valid driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card, ID card from a federal agency, tribal government,  or long-term care certificate. Please note that a passport is not accepted as a form of ID unless voter is living overseas.

Ohio

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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to compete their registration by giving, 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 or voters voting at a specific polling place for the first time 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? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

Current or valid photo identification, including passport, US student ID, or ID issued by RI or the US government. If ID is not available voter can vote a provisional ballot and it will count if the signature matches the signature on file.

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? Yes Student ID Accepted? Yes Details

SD Driver’s license or SD ID card, U.S. Passport, SD Student ID from a high school or post-secondary institution, or tribal card with a photo. Voters without ID, can sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

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

TX driver’s license, or TX ID card, TX Election ID certificate, TX concealed handgun license, US military identification card w/photo, US citizenship certificate w/photo, or US passport.  Voters without photo ID need to provide a non-photo document with their name, address & sign a reasonable impediment declaration to vote a regular ballot.

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. Student ID from a UT post-secondary institution is accepted.

Vermont

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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, 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 is required. As of July 1, 2014, Social Security Cards and utility bills are no longer accepted. Student ID from VA post-secondary institutions is accepted.

Washington

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

Voter ID is only requested when a voter chooses to vote at a voter center. Accepted ID includes: current or valid photo ID; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.If voter doesn’t have ID they can sign a ballot declaration or provisional ballot and if this signature matches voter registration record, the ballot will be counted.

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). Student ID is accepted if it is from an accredited WI post-secondary institution and includes date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than 2 years after date of issuance. Additionally, voter must bring a document proving enrollment at the school associated with the student ID card.

Wyoming

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

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, valid photo ID (i.e. Driver’s license, U.S. Passport), or two forms of valid non-photo ID.