A reasonable impediment is any valid reason that is beyond your control and creates an obstacle to getting an acceptable photo ID.
Some examples: lack of transportation, lack of birth certificate, disability or illness, conflict with your work schedule, family responsibilities, a religious objection to being photographed.
To vote under the reasonable impediment exception:
- Bring your non-photo voter registration card with you
- Tell the poll worker that you don’t have a photo ID and could not get one
- Sign a statement of reasonable impediment explaining why you do not have a photo ID
- Vote a provisional ballot
Your provisional ballot will be counted unless someone proves to the election commission that you are lying about your identity or about having the stated impediment.