Idaho

Voters in Idaho need to show photo ID to confirm their identity when they vote in person.

If you don’t have an acceptable photo ID, there may be other ways you can confirm your identity.

Most voters do not need a copy of their ID to vote by mail.

Starting July 1, 2023: You must provide proof of ID and proof of residency when you register to vote in Idaho. Check the state’s new voter registration requirements! 

Idaho ID Requirements for Voting In Person

Accepted Photo IDs 

You can use the following photo IDs:

  • Idaho driver’s license
  • Idaho state ID
  • US Passport or Federal photo ID card
  • Tribal ID card
  • License to carry a concealed weapon issued by a county sheriff in Idaho

Frequently Asked Questions

Any Idaho resident who is 18 years or older and has not had a current Idaho driver’s license in the last 6 months can receive a free state identification card if they indicate that they need the ID in order to register to vote or to vote. To apply you must provide:

  • proof of Idaho residency (e.g. lease or rental agreement, utility bill, school enrollment records) and 
  • proof of age and identity (e.g. birth certificate, passport, naturalization documents)
  • proof of US citizenship (if the DMV does not already have a scanned record of US citizenship on file)

Get in touch with VoteRiders if you have questions or need free help securing ID or underlying documents to apply for ID.

Registered Idaho voters must show a photo ID to vote at the polls.

If you are a registered voter and do not bring an acceptable ID to the polling place, you may sign a sworn statement and vote a regular ballot.

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

This varies by county. Contact your local election office to learn what is accepted where you live.

You do not need a Star Card to vote in Idaho.

A Star Card is a state-issued ID that meets REAL ID requirements under federal law.

Your driver’s license or state ID card will show a gold star if it is a Star Card.

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

 

Idaho ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered Idaho voter may request an absentee ballot. No excuse is required.

You do not need to include a copy of ID to vote by mail in Idaho.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

There is no process to “cure” (fix) your ballot if it is rejected.