Voter ID
in Maryland

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 Maryland

A copy of a current and valid photo ID or copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that list the voter's name and address

  • MD driver’s license
  • MVA-issued ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Employee or military ID card
  • US passport
  • Any photo ID

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You can vote using a provisional ballot. However, the ballot will not be counted unless you provide one of the acceptable forms of ID above to your local elections board by the second Wednesday after the election. For more information on casting a provisional ballot, click here.

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.)