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Voter ID laws

Last updated: May 20, 2020

Alabama voter ID laws

All Alabama voters must show a non-expired photo ID.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Alabama drivers license or non-driver photo ID card;
  • Alabama photo voter ID card;
  • State or federal issued ID card;
  • US passport;
  • Alabama government employee ID card;
  • Student or employee photo ID from an Alabama college or university;
  • US military photo ID card;
  • or a Tribal photo ID card.

Alaska voter ID laws

All Alaska voters must show a non-expired ID.

Acceptable forms of photo ID include:

  • an Alaska drivers license or state ID card;
  • Alaska voter ID card;
  • Military ID card;
  • US Passport;
  • Alaska hunting or fishing license;
  • or any other photo ID issued by a state or federal entity.

Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include:

  • a current utility bill,
  • bank statement,
  • paycheck,
  • government document that shows your name and Alaska home address.

An election official may waive the ID requirement if an Election Day official can vouch for your identity.

Arizona voter ID laws

All Arizona voters must show ID. You can show ONE photo ID or TWO non-photo IDs. Your ID must show your name and Arizona address. Acceptable forms of photo ID include an Arizona drivers license, an Arizona non-operating identification license, or any other photo ID issued by the Arizona or federal government that shows your name and Arizona address. 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 Arizona address, including an Arizona voter registration card. If you have a photo ID that doesn't show your Arizona address, you can show this document along with ONE non-photo ID. For example, you can show a US Passport and a recent bank statement, or a US Military ID and a recent utility bill.

Arkansas voter ID laws

All Arkansas voters must show a non-expired photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include an Arkansas drivers license or state ID card, a drivers license or state ID card issued by another state, a US passport, a military ID card, a public benefits ID card, a student ID card issued by an accredited Arkansas college or university, or any other photo ID issued by the state of Arkansas, another state, or the federal government.

California voter ID laws

Most California voters do not need to show ID. First time California voters who registered to vote by-mail should plan on showing ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID, a military ID, a tribal ID, or 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 California address.

Colorado voter ID laws

All Colorado voters need to show ID if they vote in person. Acceptable forms of photo-ID include a Colorado drivers license, a Colorada state ID card, a US passport, a photo ID issued by any Colorado government agency, a photo ID issued by any federal agency, a military ID card, a veteran's ID card, a student ID from an accredited Colorado college or university, or a tribal ID card. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your current name and address. Colorado will also accept a birth certificate or a certified naturalization document.

Connecticut voter ID laws

All Connecticut voters must show ID. Acceptable photo ID would include a drivers license from any state, a US passport, a military ID card, a tribal ID card, a student ID card, an employee ID card, or any other government issued photo ID. Acceptable non-photo ID would include your social security card; OR a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Connecticut address.

Delaware voter ID laws

Delaware voters are expected to show photo ID that includes a signature. Acceptable photo ID would include a drivers license from any state, a US passport, a military ID card, a tribal ID card, a student ID card, an employee ID card, or any other government issued photo ID. Acceptable non-photo ID would include a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Delaware address. You could also show your signed social security card or vehicle registration.

District of Columbia voter ID laws

Most DC voters do not need to show ID. First time DC voters who registered to vote by-mail should plan on showing ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: a drivers license from any state, a US passport, a government ID card, a military ID card, a tribal ID card, or a student ID card from an accredited college or university. 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 DC address.

Florida voter ID laws

All Florida voters must show a non-expired ID that includes your photo and your signature. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: Florida drivers license, a Florida ID card, a US passport, a debit or credit card that includes your photo, a Military ID, a Student ID, a Retirement center ID, a Neighborhood association ID, a Public assistance ID, a Veteran health ID card, a firearm license, a government ID card issued by the federal government or the state of Florida.

Georgia voter ID laws

All Georgia voters must show a non-expired photo ID issued by any state or federal agency. Examples of acceptable ID include a driver's license from any state; a US passport; a US military photo ID; a tribal ID card; or a student photo ID issued by a Georgia public college, university, or technical school.

Hawaii voter ID laws

All Hawaii voters must show ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a current (non-expired) driver license or state ID card. 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 Hawaii address.

Idaho voter ID laws

All Idaho voters are expected to show photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include an Idaho driver license, an Idaho state ID card, a US passport, a photo ID issued by any federal agency, a tribal photo ID, a student ID issued by an Idaho high school or college or university, or a license to carry concealed weapons that shows your photo.

Illinois voter ID laws

Most lllinois voters do not need to show ID when voting. First time Illinois voters who registered to vote by mail should be prepared to show ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a non-expired driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID, a military ID, a tribal ID, or a student ID from an accredited college or university. 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 Illinois address.

Indiana voter ID laws

All Indiana voters must show an ID that meets four criteria. One, it must show your photo. Two, it must show your name. Three, it cannot be expired. Four, it must be issued by the state of Indiana or the federal government. Examples of acceptable photo ID include an Indiana driver license, an Indiana state ID card, a military ID card, or a US passport.

Iowa voter ID laws

All Iowa voters will be asked to show photo ID when voting. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a non-expired Iowa Drivers License or non-operator ID, a US passport, a military ID card, a veterans ID card, a tribal ID card, or an employee ID issued by the federal government or the state of Iowa. You can also show your voter ID card.

Kansas voter ID laws

All Kansas voters must show photo ID when voting. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: a drivers license or non-drivers ID card issued by any state; a US passport; a firearm license issued by Kansas or any other state; an employee badge or ID document issued by any government office; a US military ID; a student ID card issued by an accredited Kansas postsecondary educational institution; a Public assistance ID card issued by a government office; a Tribal ID card; or a state voter ID card. If you are under 65 years old, your ID must not be expired. If you are 65 or older, you are allowed to show an expired ID.

Kentucky voter ID laws

All Kentucky voters must show ID. Your ID must include your signature. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a drivers license, a US passport, a military ID card, any other photo ID issued by the state of Kentucky or the federal government. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a signed social security card, a credit card, or a debit card.

Louisiana voter ID laws

All Louisiana voters must show a non-expired ID that includes your photo and your signature. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a Louisiana driver license, a Louisiana special ID card, a US passport, a military ID card, a tribal ID card, or any photo ID issued Louisiana or the federal government.

Maine voter ID laws

Most Maine voters do not need to show ID. First time Maine voters who registered to vote by-mail should plan on showing ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: a drivers license from any state, a US passport, a government ID card, a military ID card, a tribal ID card, or a student ID card from an accredited college or university. 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 Maine address.

Maryland voter ID laws

Most Maryland voters do not need to show ID. First time voters who registered to vote by mail should be prepared to show ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a non-expired driver license from any state, a student ID card, a military ID card, a tribal ID card, a US passport, or any other photo ID issued by any state 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 Maryland address.

Massachusetts voter ID laws

Most Massachusetts voters do not need to show ID. First time Massachusetts voters who registered to vote by-mail should plan on showing ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: a driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID card, a military ID card, a tribal ID card, or a student ID card from an accredited college or university. 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 Massachusetts address.

Michigan voter ID laws

All Michigan voters must show photo-ID when voting. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a non-expired Michigan drivers license or state ID card, a drivers license or state ID card issued by another state, any other government ID, a US passport, a military ID, a student ID from a high school, a student ID from an accredited college or university, a tribal ID, or any other photo ID card.

Minnesota voter ID laws

Most Minnesota voters do not need to show ID. If you are voting for the first time in Minnesota and you registered to vote by mail, you might need to show ID. Acceptable forms of ID include A include a non-expired photo ID, such as a driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID, a military ID, a tribal ID, or 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 Minnesota address.

Mississippi voter ID laws

All Mississippi voters must show photo-ID when voting. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the State of Mississippi; a photo ID issued by any branch, department, entity, or agency of the Federal Government; a photo ID issued by a branch, department, agency, or entity of any other State Government; a current US passport; a current student ID card containing a photograph issued by an accredited institution of higher education in Mississippi; a current US military ID card; a valid tribal ID card containing a photograph; a current and valid Mississippi gun license; or a current Mississippi voter identification card.

Missouri voter ID laws

All Missouri voters must show ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a current (non-expired) Missouri driver license, Missouri nondriver license, another photo ID issued by the Missouri government, a military ID card, a US passport, a student ID from an accredited Missouri college or university, or any other photo ID issued by the federal government. Acceptable non-photo ID includes a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Missouri address.

Montana voter ID laws

Nebraska voter ID laws

Most Nebraska voters do not need to show ID to vote. If you are voting for the first time in Nebraska and you registered to vote by mail, you might need to show ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a non-expired photo ID, such as a driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID, a military ID, a tribal ID, or 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 Nebraska address.

Nevada voter ID laws

Most Nevada voters do not need to show ID. If you’re voting for the first time in STATE and you registered to vote by mail, you might need to show ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a non-expired photo ID, such as a driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID, a military ID, a tribal ID, or 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 Nevada address.

New Hampshire voter ID laws

All New Hampshire voters must show a non-expired photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver license or nondriver ID card issued by any state, a New Hampshire voter ID card, a military ID card, a US Passport or Passport Card, a student ID card from any New Hampshire high school, a student ID card from any accredited New Hampshire college or university or trade school, or a photo ID issued by any state or federal agency.

New Jersey voter ID laws

Most New Jersey voters don't need to show ID when voting. If you're voting for the first time in New Jersey, and you registered to vote by mail, you should be prepared to show ID when you vote. Acceptable forms of photo-ID include a non-expired drivers license from any state, a military ID, a student ID, a US passport, or any other government issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a current utility bill, bank statement, pay statement, car registration, rent receipt, government check, or other government document that shows your name and New Jersey address.

New Mexico voter ID laws

Most New Mexico voters do not need to show ID. First time New Mexico voters who registered to vote by-mail should plan on showing ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a non-expired photo ID, such as a driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID, a military ID, a tribal ID, or 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 New Mexico address. Additionally, Albuquerque and Rio Rancho voters must show ID for local elections.

New York voter ID laws

Most New York voters don't need to show ID. First time New York voters who registered to vote by-mail should expect to show ID. Acceptable forms of photo-ID include a non-expired drivers license from any state, a military ID, a student ID, a tribal ID, a US passport, or any other government issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a current utility bill, bank statement, pay statement, car registration, rent receipt, government check, or other government document that shows your name and New York address.

North Carolina voter ID laws

Most North Carolina voters don't need to show ID when voting. If you're voting for the first time in North Carolina, and you registered to vote by mail, you should be prepared to show ID when you vote. Acceptable forms of photo-ID include a non-expired drivers license from any state, a military ID, a student ID, a US passport, or any other government issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a current utility bill, bank statement, pay statement, car registration, rent receipt, government check, or other government document that shows your name and North Carolina address.

North Dakota voter ID laws

All North Dakota voters must provide ID that shows your name, your North Dakota address, and your date of birth. This can be one ID, or a combination of IDs. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a current drivers license, a nondriver ID card, a tribal ID card, a military ID card, a US passport, or any other photo ID issued by any state or federal entity. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and North Dakota address.

Ohio voter ID laws

All Ohio voters must show ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include an Ohio driver license, an Ohio state ID card, a military ID, a US passport, or any other photo ID issued by the State of Ohio or 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.

Oklahoma voter ID laws

Oklahoma voters must show ID that meets four requirements. One, it must show your name. Two, it must show your photograph. Three, it must not be expired. Four, it must be issued by the state of Oklahoma, the federal government, or a federally recognized Indian tribe or nation. You could also just show your Oklahoma voter registration card (issued by your county board of elections).

Oregon voter ID laws

All Oregon elections are vote-by-mail.

Pennsylvania voter ID laws

Most Pennsylvania voters don't need to show ID when voting. If you're voting for the first time in your county, and you registered to vote by mail, you might need to show ID when you vote. Acceptable forms of photo-ID include a non-expired drivers license from any state, a military ID, a student ID, a US passport, or any other government issued photo ID. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a current utility bill, bank statement, pay statement, car registration, rent receipt, government check, or other government document that shows your name and Pennsylvania address.

Rhode Island voter ID laws

Rhode Island voters must show photo ID at the polls. Acceptable forms of ID include a RI driver license, a US passport, a US military ID card, a high school or college photo ID, or any other photo ID issued by the state of Rhode Island or the federal government.

South Carolina voter ID laws

All South Carolina voters are expected to show an ID that includes your photo and signature. Acceptable forms of ID include a South Carolina driver license, a South Carolina nondriver ID card, a military ID card, a US passport, or any other photo ID issued by South Carolina or the federal government.

South Dakota voter ID laws

All South Dakota voters are expected to show a non-expired photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a South Dakota driver license, a South Dakota nondriver ID card, a military ID card, a US passport, a tribal ID card, student ID card from a South Dakota high school, a student ID card from an accredited South Dakota college or university or trade school, or a photo ID issued by the South Dakota government or the federal government.

Tennessee voter ID laws

All Tennesse voters are expected to show photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a Tennessee driver license, a US passport, a military ID, a Tennesse gun license that includes your photo, or any photo ID issued by the state of Tennessee or the federal government. Tennessee will NOT accept student ID cards as valid ID.

Texas voter ID laws

All Texas voters must show photo ID. If you are under 70, you must show a non-expired ID; if you're over 70, an expired photo ID is fine. Acceptable forms of ID include a Texas driver license, a Texas personal ID card, a Texas handgun license, a US military ID, a Texas election ID card, a US passport, or a US citizenship certificate that includes your photo.

Utah voter ID laws

All Utah voters must show either ONE photo ID or TWO non-photo IDs. Acceptable forms of photo ID the following: a Utah driver license, a Utah state ID card, a photo ID issued by any Utah government agency, a photo ID issued by any federal agency, a US passport, a US military ID card, or a Utah concealed carry license. You can also show a tribal ID card, Bureau of Indian Affairs card, or tribal treaty card (even if it doesnt include your photo). Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a recent utility bill that shows your name and Utah address, a bank statement that shows your name and Utah address, a certified birth certificate, a Social Security card, a check issued by the state or federal government, a paycheck from your employer, a non-expired Utah hunting or fishing license, a US military ID card, a certified naturalization card (not a green card), a certified copy of court records showing your adoption or name change, a Medicaid or Medicare or EBT card, an ID card issued by a local government within Utah, an employee ID card, a school ID card issued by a Utah college or university, or a current Utah vehicle registration.

Vermont voter ID laws

Most Vermont voters do not need to show ID. If you’re voting for the first time in Vermont and you registered to vote by mail, you might need to show ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a non-expired photo ID, such as a driver license from any state, a US passport, a government ID, a military ID, a tribal ID, or 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 Vermont address.

Virginia voter ID laws

All Virginia voters must show a non-expired photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a Virginia drivers license or state ID card, a Veterans ID from the Virginia DMV, a US Military ID card, a US Passport or Passport Card, a student photo ID issued by an accredited Virginia college or university, a Virginia voter ID card, an employee ID card issued by a Virginia company, a tribal ID card issued by one of the 11 tribes recognized by Virginia, a photo ID issued by any Virginia government agency, a photo ID issued by any federal government agency, or a nursing home resident ID card issued by a government facility.

Washington voter ID laws

Almost everyone in Washington votes by mail. If you vote in person, you will need to show a non-expired photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include a Washington driver license, a Washington state ID card, a student ID from a Washington high school or college, a tribal ID card, a military ID card, an employee ID card, a US passport, or any other photo ID issued by the state of Washington or the federal government.

West Virginia voter ID laws

All West Virginia voters have to show ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a driver license issued by any state, a US passport, a military ID card, a concealed carry permit that shows your photo, a student ID issued by a West Virginia high school or college, or any other photo ID issued by the state of West Virginia or the federal government. Acceptable forms of non-photo ID include a Medicare card, a social security card, a birth certificate, a West Virginia voter registration card, a West Virginia hunting or fishing license, a SNAP card, a TANF card, a Medicaid card, a health insurance card, a bank or debit card that shows your name. You can also show recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and West Virginia address.

Wisconsin voter ID laws

All Wisconsin voters must show photo ID. The address on photo ID does not need to be your current address. The following forms of photo ID are acceptable as long as they are not expired: a Wisconsin driver license, a Wisconsin nondriver ID card, a military ID card, a veteran's card issued by the VA, a US passport, a tribal ID card, or any other photo ID issued by the state of Wisconsin or the federal government. Wisconsin will accept a non-expired student ID card issued by an accredited college, university, or technical school as long as it includes the date it was issued, the signature of the student, and an expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance. In addition, students must provide a separate document that shows that they are actively enrolled in the school.

Wyoming voter ID laws

Wyoming voters do not need to show ID at the polls since everyone needs to provide photo ID when registering to vote.