Voter ID
in New Jersey

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?
No

ID required when voting absentee?
No

Acceptable ID Types for New Jersey

New Jersey voters do NOT need to show ID at the polls, except for some first time voters. Valid forms of identification include;

Photo IDs that have photograph and name:

  • Driver's license or state issued ID card
  • Passport
  • Employee ID card
  • Credit or Debit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • Health Club ID
  • Insurance Plan ID card
  • Public Housing ID card
  • ID card provided by a commercial establishment

Non-photo IDs that have name and address:

  • Utility Bill
  • Bank Statement
  • Government check
  • Government Paycheck
  • Document Issued by a governmental agency

Voter ID Details

Voter ID at the polls or by-mail is not required in New Jersey, except for some first-time voters who did not include necessary ID information with their voter registration form. If this is your first time voting and you registered to vote by mail, you will need to provide identification. We recommend a photo ID with your current address or an official piece of mail with your current address.

What happens when you go to vote without an ID

You will be able to cast a normal ballot alongside all other voters.

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.)