Voter ID Resources
As of August 2018, 35 states have some form of voter ID law in effect.
Click below for current information on what IDs are acceptable for voting in your state.
- Spanish language wallet cards listing each state's voter ID requirements are available HERE.
- We will ship wallet-sized voter ID information cards to any 501c3 organization - ORDER COPIES HERE.
- If you need help obtaining an ID or have questions, please call or text VoteRiders' toll-free Voter ID Helpline: 844-33-VTRID (844-338-8743)
Strict Voter ID
- North Dakota*
* The voter ID laws in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, North Dakota and Wisconsin are currently being appealed. We keep all information up-to-date in response to legislation and court rulings.
** for first-time voters at a polling place.
Detailed Voter ID Guides
Non-Voter ID States
Even in the states that do NOT have a voter ID law, confusion reigns. Poll workers have mistakenly required voters to present their ID, and many voters mistakenly believe that ID is required at the polls. In these states, other identifying information, such as a signature, is checked against information in the voter registry. See our Voter ID Info Cards for information on identification requirements in every state, including those without a voter ID law.
First-time Voters: Nationwide Voter ID Requirements
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) includes voter identification requirements under certain circumstances. First-time voters since the law was enacted in 2002, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present voter ID.
Check out our calendar of upcoming election dates in voter ID states. Remember that it can take weeks or longer to secure all the documents needed for voter ID; don't delay - check your voter ID today!
Voting by Absentee Ballot is a viable alternative for people who might have trouble getting to the polls or standing in long lines on Election Day. In some states voter ID requirements are less stringent for Absentee Voting than voting in person. Deadlines and requirements vary by state, so please check our Absentee Voting/Voter ID Requirements for more information.
Important: Check Your State Listing Carefully -- Each State Has Unique Vote-By-Mail Requirements.