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2020 voter ID laws

Here are federal voter ID laws and state-specific voter ID laws. The federal law is simple: the Help America Vote Act of 2002 established that first-time voters who register to vote by mail need to prove their identity before voting. If you put your in-state driver’s license number on the voter registration form, you probably met this requirement already. If not, just plan on showing ID when you vote. You can show a photo ID that includes your name and current address, or any official document that shows your name and current address. Official documents include bank statements, pay stubs, rental leases, utility bills, or any document sent to you by any state or federal government agency that shows your name and full address.

State laws are not simple, and they change depending on whether you are voting in person or by mail. States are also picky. Some states won’t accept an ID from another state, some states won’t accept a student ID, and some states won’t accept an expired ID.

The absolute best form of voter ID is a non-expired driver’s license or state ID card that shows your full name and current address. If you have a state-issued ID, please use that when voting.

If you have any questions about voter ID, please contact your Local Election Office. If you need help getting a voter ID, please visit voteriders.org. If anything on this page is incorrect, please send an email to error@voteamerica.com.

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Alabama

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the state of Alabama or any federal agency, any US tribe, or any accredited college or university in Alabama. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can still vote if two election officials vouch for you and if you sign an affidavit.

You must include a photocopy of a valid government-issued photo ID with your absentee ballot application. Acceptable forms of ID include any photo ID issued by the State of Alabama or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student or employee ID from any accredited American college or university.

Your voted ballot must be notarized or signed by two witnesses.

Alaska

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Alaska or the federal government. If you do not have a photo ID, you may bring a utility bill, paycheck, government check, or a bank statement that shows your full name and Alaska address.

  • Online applications: you will need to provide the last 4 digits of your social security number and either your Alaska driver's license number or state ID number.
  • Paper applications: you must include your Alaska driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number on your absentee ballot application.

Generally voted ballots must be signed by a witness. This witness requirement has been waived for the Nov 3, 2020 election. However your ballot might still be rejected if you forget to sign the return envelope.

Arizona

You must prove your identity and your Arizona residency before you vote. You can bring one government-issued photo ID, or two official non-photo IDs, or a combination of the two. Acceptable government IDs include a driver's license from any state, a nondriver's ID from any state, a military ID card, a US passport, any photo ID issued by any state or federal agency (including an employee ID), or a tribal ID. Acceptable non-photo IDs include a recent utility bill, bank statement, vehicle registration, or any official government document that shows your name and current AZ address. If your photo ID doesn't show your current Arizona address, bring along one non-photo ID that does show your current address. For example, you could bring just one Arizona driver's license, or a US passport and a utility bill, or a US military ID card and a bank statement, or two utility bills. You cannot use a student ID to vote.

  • Online applications: You must include the last 4 digits of your social security number and either your AZ driver's license number or AZ nondriver ID number.
  • Paper applications: You must include the last 4 digits of your social security number and either your AZ driver's license number or AZ nondriver ID number.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Arkansas

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, or a student or employee ID issued by an accredited Arkansas college or university. If you don't have ID, you can still vote as long as you sign an affidavit.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

You must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID with your voted ballot. Your ID must show your must show your name and must have been issued by the State of Arkansas, the Federal Government, or an accredited Arkansas school. It also must be recent. If the ID is expired, it cannot have expired more than 4 years ago. If you are unable to provide a copy of acceptable ID, you may sign an affidavit.

California

Most California voters do not need to show ID. First time California voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Colorado

You must show a current ID if you vote in person. You can show a photo ID issued by Colorado or the federal government, or an official document (such as utility bill, bank statement, or government document) that shows your name and address. Student ID is accepted as long as it is issued by a Colorado college or university.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Connecticut

You must show an ID that includes your name and either your photo, signature, or Connecticut address when you vote in person. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID from any accredited college or university, or an official document (such as a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck) that shows your name and address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Delaware

You must show a photo ID that includes either your signature or your current address. Acceptable IDs include an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, a student ID, or an employee ID. If your ID doesn't include your current address, you will also need to bring utility bill, bank statement, residential lease, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and current address. If you don't have the correct ID, you can sign an personal identification affidavit and then vote a provisional ballot.

  • Online applications: you will need a Delaware driver's license number or Delaware state ID number.
  • Paper applications: The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

District of Columbia

Most DC voters do not need to show ID. First time DC voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address. Student ID is acceptable as long as it was issued by an accredited college or university.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Florida

You must show a non-expired photo ID that shows your name and signature. Acceptable IDs include a photo ID issued by the state of Florida or the federal government, a debit or credit card, a concealed weapon permit, a military ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. If your student ID does not include an expiration date, your county clerk will decide if it is valid or not. If your photo ID does not include your signature, you must bring another ID that does show your signature.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Georgia

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any state or the federal government at the polls. You can show a student ID as long as it was issued by a Georgia public university or college.

  • Online applications: you must provide your Georgia driver's license number or state ID number.
  • Paper applications: The signature on your application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Hawaii

Most Hawaii voters do not need to show ID. First time Hawaii voters should plan on showing ID if you vote in person. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address. You cannot use a student ID when voting.

You must include your Hawaii driver's license number, Hawaii state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number on your absentee ballot application.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Idaho

You must show photo ID to vote at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include any ID issued by the state of Idaho or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by Idaho public high school, college, or university. If you don't have ID, you can still vote as long as you sign a personal identification affidavit.

  • Online application: You can apply online if you have an Idaho driver's license number or Idaho state ID number.
  • Paper application: The signature on your application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Illinois

Most Illinois voters do not need to show ID. First time Illinois voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Indiana

You must show a government issued ID that meets four requirements when you vote. One, it must include your photo. Two, it must show the name under which you are registered to vote. Three, it must show an expiration date. If it is expired, it must have expired sometime after the last general election (November 6, 2018). Four, it must be issued by the State of Indiana or the Federal Government. A student ID from an Indiana State school may only be used if it meets all four criteria. A student ID from a private institution may not be used for voting purposes.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Iowa

You must show a photo ID at the polls. You can show an ID issued by the State of Iowa or the federal government, or a tribal ID that has a photo and signature and valid expiration date. Iowa does not accept student ID cards as valid ID. If your photo ID does not show your current address, you must also bring a document that shows your name and address, such as a utility bill, lease, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and address. If you do not have ID, another registered voter may sign a form confirming your identity or you may show your election registration documents.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Kansas

You must show a photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government when you vote. Your ID must not be expired unless you are 65 or older. You can show a student ID as long as it is issued by an accredited Kansas college or university. If your religious beliefs do not allow you to have photo ID then you may sign an affidavit to vote without showing ID.

You must provide your Kansas driver's license number or nondriver's ID number on your absentee ballot application. If you don't have either number, you must include a photocopy of another ID, such a license issued by another state, a US passport or military ID card, a student ID card, a tribal ID card, or an employee ID card.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Kentucky

You must show photo ID that includes your signature when you vote. You can show an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited college or university. If you don't have a government issued ID, you can sign an affidivit and show either a photo ID with your photo and name or your social security card.

  • Online applications: you must provide the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Paper applications: you must include a photocopy of a government issued ID, such as a Kentucky driver's license. If you don't have a government issued ID, you can indicate this and provide a photocopy of a document that shows your name and address, such as a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and home address.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Louisiana

You must show a photo ID that contains your name and signature at the polls. You can show government ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited college or university. If you are unable to provide an acceptable form of ID, you can sign an voter affidavit and then cast a provisional ballot.

  • Online application: you can apply online if you have a Louisiana driver's license or state ID card.
  • Paper application: the signature on your absentee application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your voted ballot must be signed by a witness who is at least 18 years old.

Maine

Most Maine voters do not need to show ID. First time Maine voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Maryland

Most Maryland voters do not need to show ID. First time Maryland voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

  • Online applications: you will need to provide your Maryland driver's license number, state ID number, or learner's permit number.
  • Paper applications: the signature on your application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Massachusetts

Most Massachusetts voters do not need to show ID. First time Massachusetts voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Michigan

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. You can show a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Michigan high school, college, or university. You can also show a tribal ID card. Your ID does not need to show your current address. If you are unable to provide an acceptable form of ID, you will still be able to vote by signing a voter affidavit.

  • Online application: You must provide the last 4 digits of your social security number AND either your Michigan driver's license number or Michigan state ID number.
  • Paper application: The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Minnesota

Most Minnesota voters do not need to show ID. First time Minnesota voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by any accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

You must include your Minnesota driver's license, state ID Number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number on your absentee ballot application.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected. If you were unregistered when you signed up to vote by mail, you must also have your ballot envelope notarized or signed by one witness.

Mississippi

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any US state or the federal government. You can show a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Mississippi college or university.

You must have your absentee ballot application notarized unless you are physically disabled. If you are disabled, your absentee ballot application must be signed by a witness who is at least 18 years old.

Your voted ballot must be notarized. If you are temporarily or permanently disabled, you can have your ballot signed by a witness instead of having it notarized.

Missouri

You must show ID at the polls, but it does not need to be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a non-expired ID issued by the State of Missouri or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited Missouri college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Missouri distinguishes between "mail-in ballots" and "absentee ballots". There are no special ID requirements when requesting an absentee ballot, but there is a very good chance that you will need to have your voted ballot notarized.

Missouri distinguishes between absentee ballots and mail in ballots. All mail-in ballots must be notarized. Absentee ballots must also be notarized unless you voted absentee due to disability, illness, or COVID-19.

Montana

You are experted to show a non-expired photo ID at the polls, such as an ID issued by any US state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can still vote as long as you bring a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and address, and also sign an affidavit.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Nebraska

Most Nebraska voters do not need to show ID. First time Nebraska voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Nevada

Most Nevada voters do not need to show ID. First time Nevada voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

New Hampshire

You must show valid photo ID at the polls. Acceptable IDs include an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, a student ID, or any other photo ID that shows your name and an expiration date. You can show an expired ID as long as it expired less than 5 years ago, or as long as you are over 65 years old. If you don't have a photo ID, you can still vote if you sign a "challenged voter affidavit."

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

New Jersey

Most New Jersey voters do not need to show ID. First time NJ voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

New Mexico

Most New Mexico voters do not need to show ID. First time New Mexico voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, a student ID from an accredited college or university, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address. Additionally, if you are from Albuquerque or Rio Rancho, you must show ID for local elections.

  • Online application: You must provide your New Mexico driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Paper application: The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

You must write the last 4 digits of your social security number on the return envelope. Your ballot might be rejected if you forget to do this.

New York

Most New York voters do not need to show ID. First time NY voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address. Student ID is acceptable as long as it was issued by an accredited college or university.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

North Carolina

Most North Carolina voters do not need to show ID. First time NC voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

You must include your North Carolina driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number on your absentee ballot application.

Your voted ballot will need to be signed a witness.

North Dakota

North Dakota doesn't have voter registration, but you must show a valid ID when you vote. The only ID North Dakota considers valid are a ND driver's license or nondriver ID card, a tribal ID, or a Long Term Care certificate issued by a ND facility. If your ID does not include your current address, you will also need to show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and full address. You cannot use a US passport as your ID unless you are currently living overseas, and you cannot use a student ID card under any circumstances.

You must include your North Dakota driver's license number, state ID number, or tribal ID number on your absentee ballot application. If you do not have one of these numbers, or if your ID has expired, you must include a photocopy of another government issued document that shows your name and your current North Dakota address.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Ohio

You must show ID that includes your name and address. Acceptable forms of photo ID include any ID issued by the State of Ohio or the federal government. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Ohio address. Ohio will not accept a student ID as a valid form of identification.

You must provide your Ohio driver's license number or the last 4 digits of your social security number on your absentee ballot application. If you don't have either number, then you'll need to include a photocopy of an official document that shows your name and address, such as a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or any government document that shows your name and current address.

You must include your Ohio driver's license number or the last 4 digits of your social security number on the return envelope.

Oklahoma

You must show a non-expired ID at the polls. You can show any photo ID issued by the State of Oklahoma, the federal government or a federally recognized Indian tribe, or you can show the voter registration card that was issued to you by your county board of elections. You cannot use a student ID to vote.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your voted ballot must be notarized unless you are physically disabled. If you are disabled, your ballot must be signed by two witnesses.

Oregon

Oregon elections are held my mail. If you choose to vote in person, you should plan to show ID if you are a first-time Oregon voter. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Pennsylvania

Most Pennsylvania voters do not need to show ID. First time PA voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID card. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

  • Online applications: You can apply online if you have a PA driver's license number or PennDOT issued nondriver's ID number.
  • Paper applications: The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Rhode Island

You must show ID at the polls. You can show any ID issued by the State of Rhode Island or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. You can also show your birth certificate or social security card.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

South Carolina

You must show a government-issued photo ID that includes your signature at the polls. You can use any photo ID issued by the State of South Carolina or the federal government. You cannot use a student ID to vote in South Carolina.

  • Online application: You must include the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Paper application: The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your voted ballot must be signed by one witness who is at least 18 years old.

South Dakota

You must show a photo ID at the polls. You can show any ID issued by South Dakota or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID card from a South Dakota high school, college, university, or trade school. If you do not have valid ID, you may sign an affidavit and then vote.

You either need to have your absentee ballot application notarized, include a photocopy of a government-issued photo ID that shows your name and South Dakota address, or send an email to your county auditor with a picture of a government-issued photo ID that shows your name and South Dakota address.

The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Tennessee

You must show photo ID at the polls. You can show any ID issued by the State of Tennessee or the federal government, including an employee ID. You cannot use a student ID to vote in Tennessee. If you could not get an acceptable ID because of financial burden or religious objection, you may sign an affidavit and vote in person.

You must include your full social security number on your absentee ballot application.

The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Texas

You must show a photo ID issued by the state of Texas or the federal government when you vote in person. You cannot use a student ID to vote in Texas. If you are under 70, you can use an expired ID as long as it expired within the past 4 years. If you're over 70, an expired photo ID is fine. If you don't have an acceptable ID, you can still vote if you sign an affidavit and also provide a document that shows your name and Texas address. Acceptable documents include a recent bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and home address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected. Additionally, if you hand-deliver your voted ballot you will need to show a government issued photo ID to the election official. Student IDs are not considered valid in Texas.

Utah

All Utah elections are held by mail as of 2020. You'll need to show valid ID if you decide to vote in person at a voting center. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, or a tribal ID (with or without a photo). If you don't one of those, you must show two of the following documents: a recent bank statement, utility bill, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and current address; a Medicaid or Medicare benefits card; an employee ID issued by a Utah company; a student ID issued by a Utah school; a current Utah vehicle registration card.

  • Online application: you must provide your Utah driver's license number or Utah state ID number.
  • Paper application: The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Vermont

Most Vermont voters do not need to show ID. First time Vermont voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

  • Online application: You will need to provide your Vermont driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Paper application: The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

The signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Virginia

You must show ID when you vote. Acceptable forms of photo ID include an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, an employee ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited school. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing your name and address.

You must provide the last 4 digits of your social security number on your absentee ballot application. Additionally, the signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Washington

Most voters in Washington vote by mail. However, if you choose to vote in person, you should be prepared to show a non-expired photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, a tribal ID, or an employee ID. If you don't have a photo ID with you, you can vote a provisional ballot. This ballot will be counted as long as your signature matches your signature on file with the state.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

West Virginia

You must show ID all the polls, but it doesn't need to be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include an ID issued by any state or the federal government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by any accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can a utility bill, bank statement, paystub, or any government document that shows your name and address. You can also show your voter registration card, social security card, birth certificate, Medicare or Medicaid card, SNAP or TANF card, bank or debit card, or health insurance card. Just bring something official that shows your name and you should be okay.

  • Online application: you must provide your West Virginia driver's license number, state ID number, or the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Paper application: the signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.

Wisconsin

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Wisconsin or the federal government when vote in person. You can also show a tribal ID. You can show a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Wisconsin college or university, and shows your name, photo, signature, issue date, and expiration date. If your student ID is expired, you must prove that you are currently enrolled in the school by showing a current enrollment verification letter, class schedule, tuition fee receipt, or certified campus housing list that shows your name. Some Wisconsin schools provide a special voting compliant student ID that they will issue to students who specifically ask for this ID.

  • Online applications: you will need to upload a photo of your ID if you are voting in Wisconsin for the first time. Acceptable forms of ID include any ID issued by the State of Wisconsin or the federal government, or a non-expired student ID card issued by an accredited Wisconsin college or university.
  • Paper applications: you will need to include a photocopy of your ID if you are voting in Wisconsin for the first time. Acceptable forms of ID include any ID issued by the State of Wisconsin or the federal government, or a non-expired student ID card issued by an accredited Wisconsin college or university.

Your voted ballot must be signed by one witness who is at least 18 years old.

Wyoming

Most Wyoming voters do not need to show ID. First time Wyoming voters should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a photo ID issued by any state or the federal government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a tribal ID. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match.

Your signature on the return envelope will be compared to the signature on your voter registration card to ensure they match. If you forget to sign the return envelope, your ballot might be rejected.