KENTUCKY Voter ID Information

Registered Kentucky voters can confirm their identity at the polls by providing ID, or by personal acquaintance with an election official.

VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN KENTUCKY

Election officers confirm voter by personal acquaintance, or IDs such as:
  • Driver’s License
  • Social Security card
  • KY County ID card: Approved by State Board of Elections
  • Credit card
  • Any ID card with voter’s picture and signature

 

FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS

First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.

OUT-OF-STATE ID

Yes! Kentucky accepts IDs issued by other states as voter ID.

STUDENT ID

Yes! Kentucky accepts student ID, but only if it includes both a photo and signature.

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