NEW YORK Voter ID Information

Once you are registered to vote, New York does NOT require you to show ID at the polls, except for some first-time voters. However, sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask you to show ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID. VoteRiders is here to help with free information about NY voter ID and expert assistance with voter ID questions. For questions about New York's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.

IDS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS (FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS)

Voter registration requires in this order:

  • Current driver’s license number, OR
  • Last 4 digits of social security number, OR
  • State-assigned unique number
If haven’t provided above and vote in person, show a current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Copy of utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*
If haven’t provided above and vote by mail, provide a copy of current:
  • Photo ID, OR
  • Utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document including check*

* shows voter’s name and address


Free Printable: NY Voter ID Info wallet card
     (tarjeta en español)

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