Voter ID
in Massachusetts

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?
No

ID required for first time voters?
Yes

ID required when voting absentee?
No

Acceptable ID Types for Massachusetts

You do NOT need to show ID to vote in Massachusetts, except for some first-time voters. All valid forms of ID must show name and address. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Copy of photo ID
  • A Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card
  • A utility bill
  • rent receipt
  • lease
  • copy of voter registration affidavit
  • Any other official document bearing the voter’s name and address

Voter ID Details

If this is your first time voting and you registered to vote by mail, you will need to provide identification. We recommend you bring a photo ID with your current address and/or an official piece of mail with your current address.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You can vote using a provisional ballot.

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.)