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.

Is out-of-state ID accepted?

No!
You cannot use an ID issued by another state

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
You can use an unexpired photo ID issued by a high school or post-high school institution in Idaho

Is an expired ID accepted?

Sometimes!
See the list below for more details

Idaho ID Requirements for Voting In Person

ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID

You can use the following photo IDs:

  • Idaho driver’s license
  • Idaho state ID
  • US Passport
  • Tribal ID card
  • Unexpired student ID card issued by high school or post-high school institution in Idaho

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

If you are a registered voter and don’t 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.

Find the latest information about office operations and online services on the Idaho DMV website.

Idaho ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

No! Unless you are voting for the first time in a federal election in Idaho.

Learn more about federal ID requirements for first-time voters. (LINK OPEN IN NEW WINDOW: )

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 ballot must match your other signatures on file.

Yes! You can get free help if you don’t have a way to print a copy of your ID.