Illinois

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 Illinois

Is student ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Illinois

Is an expired ID accepted?

Yes!
No ID is required to vote in Illinois

Covid-19 Update

Illinois will send vote-by-mail applications for the November general election to all voters who applied to vote in 2018, 2019, or 2020. Other voters may request an absentee ballot.

Illinois 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 Illinois. A federal election is when you vote for the President, your Congressional Representative or your Senators. Review federal ID requirements for first-time voters.

Illinois ID Requirements for Voting By Mail

Any registered Illinois voter may apply for a mail-in ballot. No excuse is required.

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

Unless: It is your first time voting in a federal election in Illinois. 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.