Do you need ID to vote?

Select your state to check the ID rules for voting in person or by mail.

 


Legend

Strict Voter ID Law

Voters need to confirm their identity with an acceptable ID when they vote in person.

Photo ID Non-Photo ID

Non-Strict Voter ID Law

If voters don’t provide an acceptable ID when voting in person, there are other ways to cast a ballot that counts.

Photo ID Non-Photo ID

No Voter ID Law

Most voters don’t need to show ID to vote in person, with the exception of some first-time voters.

No Voter ID

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. 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

NON-PHOTO ID

 


 

Non-Strict Voter ID States

Voters may need to confirm their identity when they vote in person. If you don’t provide ID when voting in person, there are other ways to 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

NON-PHOTO ID

 


 

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.

 


VoteRiders is Here to Help

Call or text our Helpline: 844-338-8743

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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