California

Registered voters do not need to provide an ID when they vote, except for some first-time voters.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in California

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in California

Is an expired ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in California

COVID-19 Update

California will send mail-in ballots to all registered voters for the 2020 general election.

California ID Requirements for Voting In Person

You do not need to show ID when you vote in person.

Unless: It is your first time voting in a federal election in California. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators. Review federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

 

California ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

California will send mail-in ballots to all registered voters for the 2020 general election.

You do not need to provide a copy of your ID to vote by mail in California.

Unless: It is your first time voting in a federal election in California. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators. Review federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

The signature on your mail-in ballot must match other signatures on file.