When you register to vote or vote for the first time in a federal election (Presidential or Congressional elections) in your state, you must prove who you are.
This is required under Federal law. Your state may have separate ID requirements for voting by mail or in person.
These requirements are the same whether you register to vote in person or register to vote by mail.
If the state can’t match up your numbers to official records, you will have to show an ID document before your vote counts.
Just in case: if you can, it’s a good idea:
You will be asked to show one of the following photo IDs. Your ID must be unexpired and show your name:
You can use any one of the following documents with your name and address. It must be dated since the date of the last general election unless it is intended to be of a permanent nature: