Voter ID Requirements - HeadCount

Voter ID
In Utah

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?
Yes

ID required for first time voters?
Yes

ID required when
voting absentee?
No

Acceptable ID Types for Utah

All voters in Utah are mailed a ballot to the address associated with their voter registration. If voting by mail no ID is required. Voters in Utah must show acceptable ID at the polls to vote. The following are forms of accepted ID:

ONE form of photo ID with voter name


  • Utah driver's license

  • ID card issued by Utah or an entity of US

  • Utah concealed weapon permit

  • US Passport

  • Tribal ID (does not need to include photo)


OR TWO IDs that include voter's name and proof they live in the precinct

  • Current Utility bill

  • Bank or other financial account statement

  • Certified birth certificate

  • Social Security Card

  • A check issued by Utah or US government

  • Paycheck from employer

  • Current hunting or fishing license

  • Current US military ID card

  • Certified naturalization document

  • Certified court records from adoption or name-change

  • Medicaid, Medicare, or EBT card

  • Current ID from Utah local government or employer

  • Current student ID from an Utah located post-secondary school

  • Current Utah vehicle registration


 

Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • A valid Utah driver’s license

  • A valid US passport

  • Any other photo ID issued by the state of Utah or by the U.S. government, and a tribal identification card regardless of whether it contains a photo.

  • A valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon


OR TWO of the following:

  • A current utility bill or copy thereof dated within 90 days before the election

  • A bank or other financial account statement, or legible copy thereof

  • A certified birth certificate

  • A valid Social Security card

  • A check issued by the state or federal government or legible copy thereof

  • A paycheck from the voter’s employer, or legible copy thereof

  • A currently valid Utah hunting or fishing license

  • A currently valid U.S. military ID card

  • Certified naturalization documents (NOT a green card)

  • A certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change

  • A Bureau of Indian Affairs card

  • A tribal treaty card

  • A valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card

  • A currently valid ID card issued by a local government within the state

  • A currently valid ID card issued by an employer

  • A currently valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state

  • A current Utah vehicle registration


  If voter does not have acceptable ID, they may cast a provisional ballot. For this ballot to be counted, the voter must present a valid voter ID to the county clerk or election officer by end of business day the second day after the election. If voting by mail no ID is required, but the signature on the ballot must match the signature on the voter registration form. No ID required for mail-in ballot. If voting in person, one form of photo ID with name, or two forms of non-photo ID with proof of residency within voting precinct. Student ID from a UT post-secondary institution is accepted.

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Alabama Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo ID issued by any state or federal entity, U.S. tribe, or college or university from any state. Post-secondary students may use their student IDs, employees of these post-secondary institutions may also use their employee ID.

Alaska Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. Student ID is accepted.

Arizona Yes Yes No

Identification with the photograph, name and address of the elector; or two different forms of non-photo ID that bear the name and address of the elector; or one form of acceptable photo ID with one form of non-photo ID with name and address of the elector. Student ID is not accepted.

Arkansas Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid state or federal government-issued photo identification, or student/employee ID issued by an Arkansas post-secondary institution. May vote a provisional ballot if ID requested is not on your person. Student ID from an Arkansas post secondary institution is accepted.

California No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. If voting in person, bring an acceptable form of ID with you, if voting by mail-in ballot give a copy of an acceptable ID. Student ID is accepted.

Colorado Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document. Student ID is accepted, only from CO post-secondary institutions.

Connecticut Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or specified government-issued document. Valid student ID from any state is accepted.

Delaware Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

District of Columbia No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving current or valid photo identification; or utility, tuition or student housing bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Florida Yes Yes Yes

Current and valid picture ID with a signature, including credit or debit card. Student ID is accepted, but validity is determined by county if no expiration date is present.

Georgia Yes Yes Yes

Any valid state or federal government-issued photo ID. Student ID from an approved list of post-secondary GA institutions is accepted.

Hawaii No No No

Voters may be asked to present valid ID, either a state/federal photo ID or a paycheck, utility bill, or bank statement that provides name and address. Voter registration notice is NOT an acceptable form of identification. If voter recites name, residential address, and date of birth and this matches what is listed in poll book, voter can vote a regular ballot. Student ID is not accepted.

Idaho Yes Yes Yes

Current and valid picture ID, or a signed affidavit. Student ID with a photo from in-state high school or post-secondary institutions is accepted.

Illinois No No Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Indiana Yes Yes Yes

U.S. or Indiana-issued photo ID with a name and expiration date, must be current or expired after most recent general election. Student ID from an IN state school is accepted. The student ID must meet the four requirements of IN state law.

Iowa Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification. If your ID does not include up to date address, you may provide an additional proof of address. If no ID, then another registered voter may attest to voter’s ID. Student ID is not accepted.

Kansas Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification. A voter over 65 may use expired ID. Student ID is accepted if it is from an accredited institution in KS.

Kentucky Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification with a signature, or specified government-issued document. Student ID is accepted if the ID includes both a photo and a signature. If voter has no ID they can vote a regular ballot if they are personally acquainted with a poll worker.

Louisiana Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification with a signature, or voter can sign an affidavit.

Maine No No Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Maryland No No Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Massachusetts No No Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Michigan Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification. If you forget to bring ID to the polls, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot. Student ID is accepted if it is an unexpired photo ID card.

Minnesota No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration card will need to complete their registration by a photo ID or an official document that displays name and address.

Mississippi Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid state or federal government-issued photo identification, or student ID issued by an accredited Mississippi post-secondary institution.

Missouri Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. Student ID from post-secondary institutions in MO is accepted.

Montana Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. Student ID that is current with a photo is accepted.

Nebraska No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Nevada Yes No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, current or valid photo identification; or specified government-issued documents. Student ID with a photo is accepted.

New Hampshire Yes Yes Yes

Valid photo ID. Student ID from a list of NH institutions with a date of issuance is accepted. If voter has no acceptable ID, they may vote after signing a challenged voter affidavit.

New Jersey No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID at the polls or if voting by mail. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, current and valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

New Mexico No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not record required voter identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. Student ID with a photo is accepted.

New York No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. Student ID with a photo is accepted.

North Carolina No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID when voting at the polls. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

North Dakota Yes Yes No

Current or valid driver’s license or non-driver’s ID card, ID card from a federal agency, tribal government,  or long-term care certificate. Please note that a passport is not accepted as a form of ID unless voter is living overseas. Student ID is not accepted.

Ohio Yes Yes No

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document that shows your name and current address. Student ID is not accepted.

Oklahoma Yes Yes No

Photo ID issued by the State, federal government or Native American tribe, with an unexpired expiration date, or a voter registration card issued by the county election board. Student ID is not accepted.

Oregon No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to compete their registration by giving, current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address.

Pennsylvania Yes No Yes

First time voters or voters voting at a specific polling place for the first time must show current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document that shows your name and current address.

Rhode Island Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification, including passport, US student ID, or ID issued by RI or the US government. If ID is not available voter can vote a provisional ballot and it will count if the signature matches the signature on file.

South Carolina Yes Yes No

SC Driver’s license or DMV ID card. Voter Registration card with photo, federal military ID, or US passport. Student ID is not accepted.

South Dakota Yes Yes Yes

SD Driver’s license or SD ID card, U.S. Passport, SD Student ID from a high school or post-secondary institution, or tribal card with a photo. Voters without ID, can sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

Tennessee Yes Yes No

Photo ID issued by the state of Tennessee or federal government. The ID may be expired. Student ID is not accepted.

Texas Yes Yes No

State or federal photo ID is required. Voters without photo ID need to provide a non-photo document with their name, address & sign a reasonable impediment declaration to vote a regular ballot. Student ID is not accepted.

Utah Yes Yes Yes

No ID required for mail-in ballot. If voting in person, one form of photo ID with name, or two forms of non-photo ID with proof of residency within voting precinct. Student ID from a UT post-secondary institution is accepted.

Vermont No No Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. Student ID is accepted.

Virginia Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification or government-issued photo ID is required. As of July 1, 2014, Social Security Cards and utility bills are no longer accepted. Student ID from VA educational institutions is accepted.

Washington Yes Yes Yes

Voter ID is only requested when a voter chooses to vote at a voter center. Accepted ID includes: current or valid photo ID.If voter doesn’t have ID they can sign a ballot declaration or provisional ballot and if this signature matches voter registration record, the ballot will be counted.

West Virginia Yes Yes Yes

Current or valid photo identification; or utility bill, check or government-issued document with name and address. Student ID is accepted.

Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes

Valid photo ID from state of Wisconsin or federal government (i.e driver’s license or state issued ID card). Student ID is accepted if it is from an accredited WI post-secondary institution and includes date of issuance, signature of student, and an expiration date no later than 2 years after date of issuance. Additionally, voter must bring a document proving enrollment at the school associated with the student ID card.

Wyoming No Yes Yes

Only some first time voters need to show ID. First time voters who did not provide required identification info on their voter registration form will need to complete their registration by giving, photo ID, or a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document that displays name and address. Student ID is accepted.