Get Your Voter ID

Need to find out if your state has a voter ID law? As of January 1, 2016, the following 33 states* have some form of voter ID law in effect. Click on your state below to find out what the requirements are and if you have an acceptable ID:

Alabama Alaska Arizona
Arkansas Colorado Connecticut
Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Indiana
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana
Michigan Mississippi Missouri
Montana New Hampshire North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma
Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota
Tennessee Texas Utah
Virginia Washington Wisconsin

*West Virginia has enacted a voter ID law that is scheduled to go into effect on 1/1/18.

Voter Advocate Guides and Voter Questionnaires 

The free, downloadable Voter Advocate Guides below provide all the voter ID requirement information you need. The Voter Questionnaires are designed to assess if the voter's ID fulfills the requirements of their state's voter ID law, and if not, to determine if obtaining an underlying document (such as a birth certificate) or another form of ID is necessary.


Non-Voter ID States

Confusion reigns across the country as poll workers have mistakenly required voters to present their ID in states that don't even have a voter ID law. It's important therefore to know the identification verification rules in all states. The remaining 17 states use specific methods to verify the identity of voters. Most frequently, other identifying information provided at the polling place, such as a signature, is checked against information on file. See NCSL's Voter Verification Without ID Documents.


2016 Elections Dates

A list of elections in 2016 for VoteRiders' targeted voter ID states:



Attorney Voter Advocates

VoteRiders is recruiting Attorney Voter Advocates to assist voters to obtain key legal documents required by many states' government-issued photo ID laws. 


Absentee Ballots

Voting by Absentee Ballot is a particularly viable alternative for people who might have trouble getting to the polls or standing in long lines on Election Day. In some states the Voter ID requirements are less stringent for Absentee Voting than voting in person. Deadlines and requirements vary by state, so please check our Absentee Voting/Voter ID Requirements for more information.

Important: Check Your State Listing Carefully -- Each State Has Unique Mail Ballot Requirements.

Absentee Voting Information for U.S. Citizens Abroad


First-time Voters: Nationwide Voter ID Requirements

The Help America Vote Act specifically imposes voter identification requirements under certain circumstances. First-time voters since the law was enacted in 2002, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present voter ID.

Requirements for first-time voters.


Additional Help Obtaining a Voter ID

If you need help obtaining an ID or have questions, please call VoteRiders toll-free Voter ID Helpline: 

1-844-33-VTRID (1-844-338-8743)