Registered voters in Georgia need to confirm their identity with a photo ID when they vote in person.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

You can use an unexpired photo ID issued by any state.

Is student ID accepted?

Georgia accepts student ID from certain public colleges and technical schools.

Is an expired ID accepted?

You can use some forms of ID even if they are expired.

Georgia ID Requirements for Voting In Person


You can use the following IDs even if they are expired

  • Georgia driver’s license
  • Georgia state ID

Must be current:

  • ID card issued by US Government or any other state
  • Free Georgia Voter ID
  • US Passport
  • Military ID
  • Employee ID issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the United States Federal Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority, or any other entity of this state
  • Tribal ID

Student photo ID cards are accepted from some public colleges, universities, and technical colleges.

If you do not have a Georgia driver’s license or state ID, you are eligible to receive a free Georgia Voter Identification Card from the state. Check the FAQ below to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can get a Voter Identification Card from any county registrar’s office or Department of Driver Services (DDS) Office.

Identification cards are issued free of charge but you must provide all of the following:

  • A photo identity document or approved non-photo identity document that includes your full legal name and date of birth
  • Documentation showing your date of birth
  • Evidence that you are registered to vote in Georgia
  • Documentation showing your full legal name and residential address

VoteRiders can help you apply for a free ID and secure any documents that you need. Get free help now!

If you are a registered voter but didn’t bring your ID to the polling place, you may cast a provisional ballot.

For your ballot to count, you must present an acceptable ID at your county registrar’s office within three days after the election.

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

You do not need a “REAL ID” to vote in Georgia.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a gold star if it meets REAL ID requirements under federal law. You may commonly hear it referred to as a “gold star” or “star” ID.

Georgia issues only REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and state IDs.

If you need to renew your state photo ID or driver’s license (or apply for a new one) you must go through the REAL ID process.

Georgia REAL ID info

– Georgia REAL ID document list

Georgia REAL FAQ


Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID.

Georgia ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered Georgia voter may vote absentee. No excuse is required.
Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any registered Georgia voter may vote absentee. No excuse is required but you must request a ballot to vote by mail.

No, unless it is your first time voting in Georgia.

Learn more about federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

If you need a copy and don’t have the means to print one: Get free help printing a copy of your ID

No, but the signature on your mail ballot must match other signatures on file.