Voter ID
in Kentucky

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 Kentucky

Registered voters in KY must show photo ID at the polls. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Driver’s license from Kentucky or from another state
  • Social Security card
  • Any photo ID with your signature, including a student ID

All acceptable forms of ID must be documents issued either by the U.S., Department of Defense, private or public college, or government entity located in Kentucky. Lastly, if a voter is personally acquainted with an election official, that official may confirm their identity.

Voter ID Details

If you do not presently have a valid photo ID, you can receive one for free from the state. Contact your circuit court clerk for more information on how to obtain an ID.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

If you do not have the needed ID and is not acquainted with the election official, you may cast a provisional ballot. For the ballot to be counted you must sign a written oath.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

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

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