Voter ID
in District of Columbia

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 District of Columbia

Voters in DC are NOT required to show ID at the polls, except for some first time voters who did not submit required ID information with their voter registration form and voters who are registering to vote during early voting or on Election Day. Valid forms of identification include;

  • Current and valid photo ID
  • Current lease or utility bill with your address
  • Bank statement with your address
  • Government-issued check with your address
  • Paycheck/stub with your name and address
  • Other government-issued document that shows your name and address
  • Student ID

All acceptable forms of ID can be found here.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You can vote via provisional ballot.

Trans and Non-Binary Voters

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

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