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It’s easy to get confused about what you need to vote and getting documents to prove your identity can be complicated.

You can count on VoteRiders to provide accurate and nonpartisan information about what is required to vote in your state. We will also provide free practical, legal, or financial assistance if you need it to get your ID.

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Strict Voter ID States

Voters need to confirm their identity with an ID when they vote in person. If you don’t bring your ID, you may cast a provisional ballot but you need to take additional steps for it to count.

Each state has a specific list of IDs that are acceptable for voting. Some states require a photo ID, while others accept some forms of ID without your photo.

PHOTO ID

  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin

NON-PHOTO ID

  • Arizona
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio

 


 

Non-Strict Voter ID States

Voters may need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. If you don’t bring your ID, there might be other ways to confirm your identity and cast a ballot that counts. Check your state page for more information.

Each state has a specific list of IDs that are acceptable for voting. Some states require a photo ID, while others accept some forms of ID without your photo.

PHOTO ID

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Texas

NON-PHOTO ID

  • Alaska
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania (when voting for first time in precinct)
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

 


 

States with No Voter ID

Most voters don’t need to show ID to vote in person, with the exception of some first-time voters. If you encounter a poll worker who is misinformed or confused about the rules, you can call the VoteRiders Helpline at 844-338-8743.

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Wyoming