Check your Voter ID

See your state below for up-to-date information on what IDs are accepted to vote, whether in person or by mail. VoteRiders is here to make sure you have the ID you need to vote - with confidence - knowing you cannot be turned away. Count on our providing free assistance if needed to obtain your voter ID!

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Español: Tarjetas de info de ID del votantes

Registered Alabama voters must show unexpired photo ID at the polls to vote. If you don't bring a valid ID to the polling place but are positively identified by 2 election officials, they can so state in a sworn affidavit and you can vote a regular ballot. Otherwise, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you will first complete a Provisional Verification Statement and sign a Sworn Affirmation. You then have until 5:00 PM on the Friday after an election to submit valid photo ID to the county board of registrars.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO ALABAMA VOTER ID RULES

Unexpired Photo ID at the polls:
  • AL Driver's license or Nondriver ID (unexpired or expired less than 60 days)
  • State-Issued ID (AL or any other state)
  • AL Voter ID card
  • Federal-government issued ID including US Passport
  • Employee ID issued by US government or any entity of AL
  • Student or employee ID from AL post-high school institution
  • Student or employee ID from state institution of higher learning in any other state
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
If an eligible voter doesn’t have a valid ID and is positively identified by 2 election officials, they can so state in a sworn affidavit so such voter can vote a regular ballot.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES

STUDENT ID

YES. Student and employee IDs from post-high school institutions.
Registered Alaska voters must show an acceptable unexpired ID at the polls. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may vote a "questioned ballot." In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign a questioned ballot register and complete an envelope with your information. You will vote your ballot and it will be placed in the envelope.

VoteRiders provides updated information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN ALASKA

Must be current:

  • Driver’s license*
  • State ID Card*
  • US Passport
  • Military ID card
  • Voter ID card
  • Hunting or fishing license*
  • Other current or valid photo ID
  • Utility bill**
  • Pay check**
  • Bank statement**
  • Government check**
  • Other government issued document**
* issued by any state
** Must have name and current address
Voters without acceptable ID can vote a questioned ballot, and a review board will determine if their ballot can be counted.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES! Alaska accept IDs issued by other states.

STUDENT ID

YES! Alaska accepts current and valid student photo IDs

Registered Arizona voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. You must provide valid ID at the polling place before 7:00 PM on Election Day, or at the county board of elections or county clerk's office within five business days after a federal election, or three days after any other election.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN ARIZONA

Photo ID such as:
  • AZ driver’s license or AZ state ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Federal, state or local government-issued ID
OR
TWO (2) non-photo items such as:
  • Utility bill
  • Recent bank/credit union statement
  • AZ vehicle registration or insurance card
  • Tribal ID
  • Property tax statement
  • Recorder’s certificate
  • Voter registration card
  • Federal, state, or local ID
  • Any mailing labeled "official election material"

All of the above: Current or no expiration date; name and address that reasonably match voter’s registration; if different address or military ID/passport lack address, item from 2nd list with correct address.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES! Arizona accepts IDs issued by other federal, state, or local governments, along with another ID that shows current address

STUDENT ID

NO! Arizona does not accept student IDs.
Registered Arkansas voters can show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. Voters without ID may sign an affidavit and vote a provisional ballot.

VoteRiders offers free resources and expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to replace your expired or lost Arkansas ID cards, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. 

For questions or help obtaining AR ID to vote, call VoteRiders’ toll-free Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN AR

Valid Forms of ID include:
  • Shows the name of voter;
  • Shows photo of voter;
  • Is issued by:
    • US (e.g., Passport, Military ID, public assistance card) or
    • State of AR (e.g., driver’s license or photo ID card, concealed handgun carry license, voter verification card) or
    • Accredited postsecondary education institution in AR (i.e., employee badge or ID) or
    • The administrator of a long-term care or residential care facility licensed by AR, attesting that the voter is a resident; and
  • If shows expiration date, is not expired or expired no more than 4 years before date of election.
If no ID: Cast a provisional ballot and complete a sworn statement that you're the person who is registered to vote.

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! Arkansas does not accept IDs from other states

STUDENT ID

Yes! Arkansas accepts student or employee IDs from AR accredited postsecondary educational institutions.
California does NOT require registered voters to show ID at the polls or when voting by mail, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  That is why VoteRiders provides updated resources and free assistance to help you with voter ID questions.

For questions about California's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires, in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number OR
  • State-assigned unique number

If haven’t provided above information and vote in person, show a current:

  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

If haven’t provided above information and vote by mail, provide a COPY of current:

  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Colorado voters must show ID to vote at the polls. If you didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must complete a provisional ballot affidavit. After Election Day, the election official will determine if you were eligible to vote and if your provisional ballot will be counted..

VoteRiders provides updated information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN COLORADO

If ID shows address, must be CO address:
  • CO driver’s license or ID card #
  • U.S. Passport #
  • Medicare or Medicaid card #
  • Certified U.S. birth certificate or naturalization document
  • Group residential care facility verification
  • Tribal certificate
  • Name & address on copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including check (within 60 days)
  • Employee ID issued by US, CO or their subdivisions #*
  • U.S. military or veterans ID #*
  • Student ID issued by CO postsecondary school #*
# current
* with photo

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! CO does not accept ID issued by other states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Colorado accepts a current student ID card from a CO postsecondary school.
Registered Connecticut voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign a written affirmation that you are qualified to vote, that you have not previously voted in the election, and provide your address and date of birth.

VoteRiders provides updated information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN CONNECTICUT 

  • Social Security Card
  • Any other pre-printed form of ID that shows your
    • Name and address, OR
    • Name and signature, OR
    • Name and photo
If you do not have any of the above IDs, you can still vote by signing a State affidavit.

 

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! Connecticut will accept IDs from other US states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Connecticut will accept valid student ID as voter ID.
Registered Delaware voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

VoteRiders provides free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID and how to obtain necessary documents needed to secure your ID, such as birth and marriage certificates. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN DELAWARE

ID may include one of the following:

• DE Driver’s License or State ID
• U. S. Passport
• Signed Polling Place* or Social Security Card
• Signed vehicle registration
• Signed credit card with photo
• A similar document that identifies the person by photo or signature

* If your Polling Place Card is not current, you must show proof of address

If none of above IDs, sign affidavit of affirmation that you are the person listed on election district record

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, and who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. Voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls, while those who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation. This identification is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! Delaware accepts ID from other US states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Delaware will accept a student ID card that identifies the voter by photo or signature.
Registered voters in DC are NOT required to show ID at the polls, except for some first-time voters. If you are a first-time voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a Special Ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide ID to the board of elections within two days after the election.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with DC voter ID questions.

VoteRiders provides updated information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a COPY of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES

Registered Florida voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you have the right to present written evidence supporting your right to vote by not later than 5 p.m. on second day following the election. Otherwise, signature matching will determine if your ballot will be counted.

VoteRiders provides free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID, including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN FLORIDA

Current ID with photo & signature:
  • FL driver license or FL state ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Debit or credit card
  • Military ID
  • Student ID*
  • Retirement center ID
  • Neighborhood association ID
  • Public assistance ID
  • Veterans health ID card
  • License to carry concealed weapon or firearm
  • Employee ID card issued by entity of Federal Government, or of FL, county, or municipality

*County determines validity if no expiration date

If above photo ID has no signature: need additional ID with signature

Provisional ballot counts if signature matches voter registration record

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! Florida only accepts a Florida driver's license or Florida state ID card.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Florida accepts student ID, but each county determines its validity if there is no expiration date.
Registered Georgia voters must show unexpired photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must present acceptable ID within three days after Election Day at the county registrar's office.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN GEORGIA

Photo ID for voting in Georgia:
  • GA driver's license or GA state ID
  • U.S.- or any other state-issued ID*
  • Free GA Voter ID Card*
  • U.S. passport*
  • Military ID*
  • Employee ID issued by US government or GA entity*
  • Tribal ID*
  • Acceptable Student Photo ID at these Colleges, Universities and Technical Colleges.
* must be current

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, and who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. Voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls, while those who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation. This identification is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES! Georgia accepts ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Georgia accepts student ID from an approved list of colleges and universities.
Registered Hawai'i voters receive a ballot to vote by mail before each election. If you choose to vote in person and are asked for ID but cannot produce it, or if your recited information does not match the voting records, you may vote a provisional ballot. You will be required to sign a written affirmation and confirm your date of birth and residence.

VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with HI voter ID questions.

VoteRiders provides updated information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID questions including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN HAWAI'I

Precinct official may ask voter to provide current ID:
  • HI driver’s license or HI state ID
  • Military ID card
  • US Passport
  • Utility bill*
  • Bank statement*
  • Paycheck*
  • Government check*
  • Other government document*

* with voter’s name and address

If voter’s recitation of name, residence address & date of birth matches the poll book, a regular ballot will be provided

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! Hawai'i accepts valid ID from other states as voter ID for registered voters. 

STUDENT ID

NO! Student ID is not included in the list of acceptable voter IDs in Hawai'i.
Registered Idaho voters will be asked to show an acceptable ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID including how to renew your expired ID, how to obtain the documents needed to secure your ID, and how to correct errors in your birth certificate. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN IDAHO

Photo ID:
  • Idaho driver’s license or Idaho ID card
  • U.S. passport or Federal ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Current student ID issued by Idaho high school or postsecondary education institution
A voter without acceptable ID can sign the Personal Identification Affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Idaho does not accept IDs from other states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

YES! Idaho accepts current student ID issued by an Idaho high school or postsecondary education institution.
Registered Illinois voters do NOT need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with Illinois voter ID questions.

For questions about IL voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

Voter registration requires in this order:

  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Indiana voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you have until noon on Monday after the election to follow up and either provide other forms of ID or sign an affirmation that one of the law's exceptions applies.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO INDIANA VOTER ID RULES

  • Must display voter's photo
  • Name must conform to voter’s registration record
  • Must be current or expired after November 8, 2016*
  • Must be issued by State of IN or US government

*Expiration date (1) not required or (2) may be “indefinite” if ID issued by US Dept of Defense, US Veteran Affairs or Admin, branch of uniformed services, Merchant Marine, or IN National Guard

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! Indiana does not accept ID issued by other states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Indiana accepts a student ID from an Indiana State school if it meets all 4 criteria for IN voter ID. 
Registered Iowa voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide ID at the county auditor's ofice before the time of the county canvass of votes, which is typically the Monday after election day.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN IOWA

You must show one ID at the polls:
  • Iowa Driver's License
  • Iowa Non-Operator's ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Tribal ID
  • Veteran's ID
  • Voter ID Card
If no ID: another registered voter in the precinct may attest to your identity; or you may (1) prove your identity and residence using Election Day Registration documents or (2) cast a provisional ballot and provide ID by the Monday after Election Day.
If your ID does not include your new address, you may provide a separate proof of residence.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Iowa does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

NO! Iowa does not accept student ID.
Registered Kansas voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must submit a valid form of ID in person at the county elections office, by mail, or by electronic means "sometime before the county canvass." By law, counties may canvass on the Monday following the election or the following Thursday (2nd Thursday after the election).

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN KANSAS

Photo ID (current though needn’t have expiration date; voters age 65 or older: ok if ID is expired):
  • Driver's license or state ID card*
  • Concealed handgun license*
  • US passport
  • Employee ID**
  • Military ID issued by the US
  • Student ID card issued by accredited higher-education institution in KS
  • Public assistance ID card**
  • Tribal ID

* issued by any state or district of the US

** issued by municipal, county, state, or federal government office

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! Kansas accepts ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Kansas accepts a student ID card issued by a Kansas accredited higher-education institution.
Registered Kentucky voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote, or have their identity confirmed by personal acquaintance with an election official. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign a written oath as to your qualifications.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN KENTUCKY

Election officers confirm voter by personal acquaintance, or IDs such as:
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security card
  • KY County ID card: Approved by State Board of Elections
  • Credit card
  • Any ID card with voter’s picture and signature

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! Kentucky accepts IDs issued by other states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Kentucky accepts student ID, but only if it includes both a photo and signature.
Registered Louisiana voters must show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. if you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. If you do not have ID, you will have to sign an affidavit and provide further information requested by the commissioners.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN LOUISIANA

Louisiana IDs for voting:

  • LA driver's license
  • LA special ID card
  • Other generally recognized picture ID card with voter's name and signature
  • Digital license via LA Wallet*

* Smartphone app by LA Office of Motor Vehicles

If none of above, you can complete and sign affidavit including date of birth and mother’s maiden name

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES! Louisiana accepts generally recognized photo IDs that contain the voter's name and signature.

STUDENT ID

YES! Louisiana accepts student IDs that include the voter's photo, name, and signature.

Maine does NOT require registered voters to show ID at the polls, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with Maine voter ID questions.

For questions about Maine's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

Voter registration requires in this order:

  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Maryland voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with MD voter ID questions.

For questions about Maryland's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Massachusetts voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with MA voter ID questions.

For questions about Massachusetts' voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

Voter registration requires in this order:

  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Michigan voters must show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN MICHIGAN

PHOTO ID:
  • Michigan driver’s license or MI personal ID card
  • Driver’s License or other ID issued by another state or federal government*
  • U.S. Passport*
  • Military ID card*
  • Student ID card from high school or accredited institution of higher education*
  • Tribal ID card*

* must be current

If you don’t bring or have an acceptable ID, you can still vote by signing an affidavit on Election Day.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES! Michigan accepts current photo ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

Yes! Michigan accepts a current student photo ID card to vote.
Registered Minnesota voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with MN voter ID questions.

For questions about Minnesota's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

Voter registration requires in this order:

  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Mississippi voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast an affidavit ballot. In order for your affidavit ballot to be counted, you must present an acceptable form of ID at the circuit clerk's office within five business days after the election .

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN MISSISSIPPI

Photo ID with voter’s name*:
  • Driver’s license
  • ID issued by branch, department, agency or entity of US or any State government
  • U.S. Passport
  • Government employee ID card
  • Firearms license
  • Tribal ID card
  • U.S. military ID
  • Student ID issued by accredited MS university, college, or community/junior college
  • MS Voter ID card
*Can be expired maximum 10 years, so long as validly issued by federal or a state government

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT OF STATE ID

YES! Mississippi accepts ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Mississippi accepts a student ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college.
Registered Missouri voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. Your provisional ballot will be counted if you return to the polling place before it closes on Election Day and present acceptable ID, or if the your signature on the provisional ballot envelope matches the signature on the your registration record.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN MISSOURI

Show one form of acceptable ID:

• ID issued by MO, an agency of MO, or a local election authority of MO
• ID issued by U.S. government or agency thereof
• ID issued by an institution of higher education such as university, college, vocational and technical school within MO, or
• Copy of current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including check with your name and address.

If none of the above, your provisional ballot will count if: 
  • you return to your polling place on Election Day with a photo ID; OR
  • the signature on your provisional ballot envelope matches your voter registration record.
 

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Missouri does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

Yes! Missouri accepts student IDs issued by institutions of higher education located in Missouri.
Registered Montana voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you can still vote a regular ballot if your Polling Place Elector ID form can be verified by the Election Office. Otherwise, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your provisional ballot to be counted, you must provide valid ID or other proof of eligibility by 5:00 PM the day after the election (in person or electronically), or mail it postmarked by the day after the election.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN MONTANA

  • Current photo ID showing voter's name*
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter registration confirmation, government check or other government document showing voter’s name and current address

* such as valid driver's license, state ID, school district or postsecondary education ID, or tribal ID

If you do not have any of the items listed above, you can still vote a regular ballot if your “Polling Place Elector ID” form can be verified by the Election Office.

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! Montana does not accept out of state ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Montana accepts a current student ID card with photo.
Registered Nebraska voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with California voter ID questions.

For questions about California's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Nevada voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

However, sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with NV voter ID questions.

For questions about Nevada's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered New Hampshire voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may sign an affidavit and vote a regular ballot.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN NEW HAMPSHIRE

PHOTO ID - expiration or issuance date not to exceed 5 years#:

  • Driver's license from any state or federal government
  • Non-driver’s ID card issued by any state
  • US armed services ID or passcard
  • US passport or passcard
  • Student ID issued by listed institutions in NH (postsecondary schools; requires date of issuance)
  • Any other photo ID considered legitimate
# If age 65 or older, ok if ID is expired.
Any voter who does not present an approved photo ID, or have their identity verified by an election official, will be permitted to vote after executing a challenged voter affidavit.

If someone moves to a new New Hampshire address within 30 days of voting, he or she must present proof of intent to stay in New Hampshire to the town clerk. Here are the state's new residency requirements and the requirements to obtain a NH driver’s license or state ID. If the voter does not present this proof, he or she may be investigated, including a home visit by election officials.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! New Hampshire accepts out of state IDs to vote.

STUDENT ID

YES! New Hampshire accepts student IDs issued by accredited and approved institutions in New Hampshire. 
Registered New Jersey voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with NJ voter ID questions.

For questions about New Jersey's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered New Mexico voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID. VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with NM voter ID questions.

For questions about New Mexico voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
New York does NOT require registered voters to present ID at the polls or when voting by mail, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with NY voter ID questions.

For questions about New York's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered North Carolina voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID. VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with NC voter ID questions.

North Carolina's voter ID law is currently under litigation. VoteRiders is tracking developments closely and will post updates as new court decisions or regulations come into effect. For any questions about North Carolina voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

NORTH CAROLINA IDS FOR VOTING AS OF JANUARY 2020

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered North Dakota voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you didn't bring ID to the polling place, your ballot will be set aside. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must return with ID to the polling place before the polls close on Election Day, or to the office of the administrator of elections in your area before the meeting of the canvassing board. This is typically on the sixth day after the election.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN NORTH DAKOTA

Voting in-person requires a North Dakota:
  • Current driver’s license or non-driver's ID card
  • Tribal government-issued ID
OR
  • Long-term care certificate (provided by ND facility)
Identification must include the voter's:
  • Name
  • Current residential address (not a PO Box)
  • Date of birth
In addition to your ID, you can supplement any missing or outdated voter info with:
  • Current utility bill
  • Current bank statement
  • Document or check issued by a federal, state, or local government
  • Paycheck

LOCAL VOTING RESOURCES

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! North Dakota does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

NO! North Dakota does not accept student ID.
Registered Ohio voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide your driver's license number, state ID number or the last four digits of your social security number. If you cannot provide any of these identifiers, you must produce any required ID or documentation at the board of elections office no later than 7 days after Election Day.

Voters without ID can vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if the board of elections verifies your OH driver’s license or state ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN OHIO

Acceptable IDs at the polling place include:
  • Unexpired OH driver’s license or state ID card
  • Military ID
  • Unexpired photo ID issued by US government or State of Ohio with voter’s name and current address
  • Utility bill (including cell phone)*
  • Bank statement*
  • Government check*
  • Paycheck*
  • Other government document* - federal, state, local (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections)

* original or copy, with the voter’s name and current address and dated within last 12 months

If you do not have any of above IDs, your provisional ballot will count if board of elections verifies your OH driver’s license or state ID number or the last 4 digits of your Social Security number

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Ohio does not accept out of state ID as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

No! Ohio does not accept student ID.
Registered Oklahoma Voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign an affidavit with your name, residence address, date of birth and either driver's license number or the last four digits of your security number. All of these must match the voter record for your ballot to be counted.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN OKLAHOMA

Voter identification card issued by appropriate county elections board*
OR
ID issued by US Government, OK, or federally-recognized Tribal government* with:
  1. Voter’s photograph AND
  2. Current as of date of voting (except voters aged 65 or older: ID can be valid indefinitely)

* Voter’s name substantially conforms to name in precinct registry

Voter who doesn't produce acceptable ID may sign statement under oath to affirm identify and then cast provisional ballot

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Oklahoma does not accept out of state ID as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

NO! Oklahoma does not accept student ID as voter ID. 
Registered Oregon voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Oregon has adopted vote-by-mail for all elections. However, voters may be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with OR voter ID questions.

For questions about Oregon's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered first-time Pennsylvania voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered first-time voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign an affidavit.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN PENNSYLVANIA

IDs for first time voters at a polling place

Photo ID:

  • PA Driver’s License or PennDOT ID card*
  • PA Commonwealth issued ID
  • U.S. Government issued ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Student ID
  • 
Employee ID

OR Non-photo ID that includes name and address:

  • Voter Registration Card
  • PA Commonwealth issued ID
  • 
US Government issued ID
  • 
Firearm permit
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government check*

* must be current

 Absentee ballot applications: PA Driver’s License #, Social Security #, OR copy of above-listed ID

Note: Pennsylvania’s voter ID requirement for first time voters at a precinct is separate from the HAVA federal voter registration requirement for first time voters

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Pennsylvania does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Pennsylvania accepts student ID.
Registered Rhode Island voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. You must provide any necessary information or documents to Board of Canvassers by close of business the day after Election Day. Otherwise, the board will use signature match to determine if your ballot will be counted.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN RHODE ISLAND

PHOTO ID:
  • RI driver’s license
  • US passport
  • ID card issued by a US-located educational institution
  • US military ID card
  • ID card issued by US government or State of RI (RIPTA bus pass, etc.)
  • Government issued medical card
  • RI Voter ID card
Voters without ID can vote a provisional ballot, which will be counted if you provide acceptable voter ID by the end of the day on the day after the election. Otherwise, signature matching will determine if your ballot will be counted.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! Rhode Island does not accept ID from out of state as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Rhode Island accepts a student ID card issued by a US-located educational institution.
Registered South Carolina voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must sign an affidavit. You must then bring your photo ID to the election commission before the election is certified, usually the Thursday or Friday after the election. If you have a reasonable impediment to getting an ID, you may vote a provisional ballot, produce your current non-photo registration card and sign a statement of reasonable impediment explaining why you do not have a photo ID. The ballot will count unless someone proves to the election commission that you are lying about your identity or about having the stated impediment.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Current photo ID:
  • SC Driver’s License or DMV ID card
  • US Passport
  • Military ID issued by federal government
  • SC Voter Registration card
If you cannot obtain a valid ID because of a "reasonable impediment," you can list such impediment; present your current, non-photo registration card; and sign an affidavit so your provisional ballot will count.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! South Carolina does not accept out-of-state ID to vote. 

STUDENT ID

NO! South Carolina does not accept student ID.
Registered South Dakota voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must complete an affidavit and provide your name and address under oath.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Photo ID:
  • SD driver’s license or SD state ID card
  • US government-issued ID
  • Tribal ID card
  • Current student ID card from a SD-located high school or accredited institution of higher learning
If you are not able to present acceptable ID, you can still vote by signing a Personal Identification Affidavit.

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! South Dakota does not accept IDs from out of state as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! South Dakota accepts a current student ID card from a South Dakota-located high school or accredited institution of higher learning.
Registered Tennessee voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must bring valid ID to the election commission office before close of business two business days after the election. If you are an indigent voter and unable to obtain ID, or if you have a religious objection to being photographed, you can sign an affidavit of identity and vote.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN TENNESSEE

Photo ID with voter’s name, even if expired:
  • TN driver license or TN state ID
  • US Passport
  • ID issued by TN Department of Safety and Homeland Security
  • ID issued by federal or TN state government
  • US Military ID
  • TN handgun carry permit
NOTE: College student ID unacceptable
Can sign form under oath if unable to afford documents to get photo ID

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Tennessee does not accept IDs from other states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

NO! Tennessee does not accept student ID.
Registered Texas voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must appear at the county voter registrar's office within six calendar days after the election and produce: acceptable ID; supporting form of ID; or execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration OR qualify for an exemption.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN TEXAS

Cast a regular ballot if you present:

Photo ID (current or expired up to 4 years, though it can be expired more than 4 years if you are 70 years or older):
  • TX driver’s license
  • TX Election ID Certificate
  • TX Personal ID Card
  • Handgun License
  • Military ID Card
  • US Passport Book or Card
  • US Citizenship Certificate*
If you do not have one of the above, then show:
  • Voter registration certificate, or
  • Certified birth certificate, or
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including check** or
  • Any other government document showing the voter's name and an address (e.g. an out-of-state license, a government employee ID, etc.)
AND

Complete and sign "Reasonable Impediment Declaration" - an election officer is not permitted to question the reasonableness of your impediment to getting an ID. 

* Citizenship Cert. does not expire

** with voter's name and ANY address

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE

NO! Texas does not accept IDs from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

No! Texas does not accept student ID.
Registered Utah voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to count, you must present a valid voter ID to the county clerk or an election officer by the close of business the second business day after the election.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN UTAH

ONE ID with voter’s name & photo, including:
  • UT driver's license*
  • ID card issued by UT or an entity of U.S.*
  • UT concealed weapon permit*
  • U.S. passport*
  • Tribal ID (needn’t include photo)
OR
TWO IDs with voter's name & evidence voter resides in voting precinct, including:
  • Utility bill*
  • Bank or other financial account statement
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • A check issued by UT or U.S.
  • Paycheck from your employer
  • UT hunting or fishing license*
  • U.S. military ID card*
  • Certified naturalization documentation
  • Certified court records: adoption or name change
  • Medicaid, Medicare, or Electronic Benefits Transfer card
  • ID issued by UT local government or employer*
  • ID issued by UT-located post-secondary school*
  • UT vehicle registration*
* must be current
If a poll worker issues a provisional ballot to a voter for lack of valid voter identification, the voter will have until the close of normal office hours on Monday after the day of the election to present valid voter identification to the county clerk at the county clerk's office or to an election officer who is administering the election.

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Utah does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Utah accepts a currently valid ID card issued by a Utah college, university, technical school, or professional school.
Registered Vermont voters do not need to show ID at the polls to vote, except for some first-time voters.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID. 

VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with VT voter ID questions.

For questions about Vermont's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES
Registered Virginia voters must show photo ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. If you vote a provisional ballot due to lack of ID, the ballot will be marked ID-ONLY. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide a copy of one of the accepted forms of ID by noon on the third day following the election to your local election board. ID may also be sent via fax, email, in-person submission, USPS, or commercial delivery service. NOTE: The ID must be received by that date, postmark isn't sufficient.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  That is why VoteRiders provides updated resources and free assistance to help you with voter ID questions.

For questions about Virginia's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires, in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number OR
  • State-assigned unique number

If haven’t provided above information and vote in person, show a current:

  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

If haven’t provided above information and vote by mail, provide a COPY of current:

  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID

YES

STUDENT ID

YES
Registered Washington voters who choose to vote at a voter center will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID, or their signature on a ballot declaration or provisional ballot must match their voter registration record.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN WASHINGTON

To vote in person at a voting center:

Your signature on ballot declaration or provisional ballot must match voter registration record, or you must provide photo ID such as:
  • Driver’s license
  • State ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • Employer ID card

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

 

OUT-OF-STATE ID

No! If you vote at a voter center rather than by mail, Washington will not accept an out-of-state ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Washington accepts student ID.
Registered West Virginia voters must show an unexpired ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide the required statutory ID at the polls before they close on Election Day, or to the municipal clerk by 4:00 pm on the Friday following the election.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN WEST VIRGINIA

Show one ID at the polls. Must be valid and unexpired.

Non-Photo ID:

  • Voter registration card
  • Medicare card or Social Security card
  • Birth certificate
  • WV hunting or fishing license
  • WV SNAP ID card
  • WV TANF program ID card
  • WV Medicaid ID card
  • Bank or debit card
  • Utility bill or bank statement (w/in 6 mos. of election date)
  • Health insurance card issued to voter

Photo ID:

  • WV driver’s license or other DMV-issued WV ID
  • Driver’s license issued by another state
  • U.S. passport or card
  • U.S. Military card
  • US or WV Government employee ID card
  • Student ID card
  • Concealed carry permit
Exceptions:

Exception 1. Signed, Sworn Statement by an Adult who has Known the Voter for At Least 6 Months

A voter does not have to show an ID to vote if the voter is accompanied by an adult who:

  1. Has known the voter for at least 6 months;
  2. Shows a photo ID with his or her name and address; and
  3. Signs an affidavit at the polling place confirming the voter’s identity.

Exception 2: A Poll Worker Knows the Voter

A voter does to have to show ID to vote if a poll worker has known the voter for at least 6 months. No additional affidavit or ID is required.

Exception 3: Residents of State Care Facilities

Residents of licensed WV state care facilities do not have to show ID to vote if:

  1. The voter is a resident of the care facility;
  2. The care facility is a polling place; and
  3. The resident’s polling place is located at the care facility.
Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What if a voter cannot obtain any of the forms of ID?

  • A: Registered voters can apply for a free Voter ID Card from their county clerk. The Card will show the voter’s name, address, photo and voter identification number. Applications must be submitted in person at the county clerk’s office, and voters can choose to be mailed their Voter ID Card or pick them up at the county clerk’s office.

Q: What if a voter shows up to vote, does not have an ID, and does not fall under any of the exceptions?

  • A: The voter will be able to vote a provisional ballot and has an opportunity to prove his or her residence at the county clerk’s office before canvass begins (usually 5 days after Election Day).

 

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! West Virginia accepts IDs from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

Yes! West Virginia accepts student ID.
Registered Wisconsin voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide the required statutory ID before the polls close on Election Day, or by 4:00 pm on the Friday following the election at the municipal clerk's office.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call VoteRiders’ Wisconsin Voter ID Helpline: 414-882-8622 or toll-free 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN WISCONSIN

ID with name & photo:
  • WI driver’s license*
  • WI state ID card*
  • US military ID card*
  • US Passport*
  • Veterans Affairs Card – Unexpired or no expiration date
  • WI tribal ID card – Can be current or expired
  • Certificate of Naturalization – Issued within 2 years of voting
  • WI-Accredited College ID with signature – Expires within 2 years of issuance date. MUST bring proof of enrollment.
  • DMV receipt: ID Petition Process
*OK if expired after Nov. 6, 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

NO! Wisconsin does not accept ID from other states as voter ID. 

STUDENT ID

YES! Wisconsin accepts a photo ID issued by a Wisconsin accredited university, college, or technical college that includes:
  • The date the card was issued
  • The signature of the student
  • An expiration date no later than 2 years after date of issuance
  • A SEPARATE document that proves enrollment, such as a tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule
Registered Wyoming voters must show ID at the polls to vote. If you are a registered voter but didn't bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot. In order for your ballot to be counted, you must provide the required information and documentation before the polls close on Election Day, or before the close of business on the day following the election at the county clerk's office.

Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID.  VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with WY voter ID questions.

For questions about Wyoming's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

Voter Registration

First-time voters who have not voted in a previous federal election, or who have never voted in their county of residence in a federal election, AND who did not provide either a driver’s license number or the last four digits of a Social Security number at the time of registration, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. First time voters who are voting in person must present this documentation at the polls. First time voters who are voting by mail/absentee ballot must enclose a copy of such documentation with their ballot request or ballot. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.
Voter registration requires in this order:
  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address

OUT-OF-STATE ID ACCEPTED?

YES

STUDENT ID ACCEPTED?

YES

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