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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 at the polls. You can show any ID issued by the state of Alabama or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, a military ID, or a student ID from an accredited Alabama college or university. 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 can register to vote online if you have an Alabama driver license or nondriver ID card.

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. Additionally you must include your driver's license number OR the last four digits of your Social Security Number on the 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. Additionally, your voted ballot must be notarized or signed by two witnesses.

Alaska

You must show a non-expired ID at the polls. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other photo ID issued by any state or federal agency. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or any other government document that shows your name and current address. You can also show your voter registration card or your birth certificate. If you are unable to provide any of these, you may still vote using a provisional ballot.

Bring your Alaska driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or federal government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have an Alaska driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

To submit an application online or by using a paper application, 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. The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter file to ensure they match.

You must include a driver's license number, Social Security number, or voter 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.

Arizona

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the state of Arizona or any federal agency, any US tribe, or any accredited college or university in Arizona. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can show two different items containing your name and address including a utility bill, a bank or credit union statement that is dated within ninety days of the date of the election, a valid Arizona vehicle registration, an Arizona vehicle insurance card, an Indian census card, a property tax statement, a recorder's certificate, a voter registration card, or any mailing that is labeled as "official election material."

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You can register to vote online if you have an Arizona driver license, driver permit, or an Arizona state ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division.

  • 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 the State of Arkansas. any federal agency, or any accredited college or university in Arkansas. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot. If your ID is expired, it must be expired no more than four years before the date of the election.

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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. 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 any government document that shows your name and current address.

Bring your California driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a California driver license, driver permit, or a nondriver ID card issued by the DMV.

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 non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Colorado or any federal agency, any US tribe, or any accredited college or university in Colorado. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can show a birth certificate or naturalization document, copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address (must be a Colorado address).

Bring your Colorado driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Colorado driver license, driver permit, or ID card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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

If you are are a first time voter, you may need to include a copy of your ID with your voted ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include a photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government. If you don't have a photo ID, include a photo copy of a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Connecticut

You must show an ID that shows your name and address, name and signature, or name and photograph. However, if you are a first time voter and registered by mail or are voting in a primary election then you must show a non-expired photo ID that shows your name and address. If you do not have a valid photo ID, you can still vote by showing a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address. If you are unable to provide a valid ID then you can still vote by signing and affidavit and using a provisional ballot.

Bring your Connecticut driver's license, birth certificate, Social Security card, student ID, state ID card or any ID that shows your name and current address. If you don't have a valid ID, you may also bring a utility bill that has your name, current address and a due date no later than thirty days after the election or, if you are a student, you may bring a registration or fee statement that includes your name and current address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Connecticut driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card issued by the Connecticut DMV.

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.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Delaware driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

  • 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.

Bring your DC driver's license or ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or Federal Government or one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a DC driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

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

If you are a first-time voter, you must include your drivers license number, any current government-issued photo ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government‐issued document that shows your name and address

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 neighborhood association 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.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Florida driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

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 copy of a non-expired Florida driver's license, state ID card, U.S. passport, debit or credit card, military ID, student ID, retirement center ID, or any ID issued by the Federal Government. If you do not have a valid ID you can provide a coyp of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document. Additionally, 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 the State of Georgia, the Federal Government or a U.S. recognized tribe at the polls. However, your ID can be expired if it is a Georgia drivers license. If you do not have a valid ID, you can show a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or other government document that includes your name and address. You can also show a student ID as long as it was issued by a Georgia public university or college.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Georgia driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

  • Online applications: you must provide your Georgia driver's license number or state ID number.
  • Paper applications: You must provide your Georgia driver's license or state ID number. If you do not have one, you can supply a photocopy of another type of valid ID.

You must include your Georgia drivers license number, state ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Additionally, 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 a non-expired photo ID if you vote in person. 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.

Bring your Hawaii driver's license number or Hawaii state ID number. If you do not have either of these, you may provide the last four digits of your Social Security Number.

You can register to vote online if you have a Hawaii driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

Hawaii is an all vote-by-mail state and you are not required to present ID to request an absentee ballot. However, if you need to request a temporary change of address for your ballot to be sent, you must include your Hawaii drivers license or state ID number. If you do not have an ID, you must include the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. If you have none of these, there is a box to check indicating that you do not have the requested ID. 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.

Idaho

You must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Idaho or the Federal Government or any ID that shows your current address and photo. You may also vote using a student ID if it contains a photo, is issued by an Idaho school, and is accompanied with a current student fee statement that shows your current address within Idaho. If you don't have ID, you can still vote as long as you sign a personal identification affidavit.

Bring your non-expired Idaho driver's license or state ID card issued by the Department of Transportationwith you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current Idaho address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address. If you are a student you may use a non-expired student photo ID with a current student fee statement that contains your Idaho address.

You can register to vote online if you have an Idaho driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID 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.

Illinois

Most Illinois voters do not need to show ID. First time Illinois voters, or voters who did not show sufficient ID when registering to vote should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Illinois or the Federal Government or any current ID showing your name and address. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, proof of insurance, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Bring your driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, vehicle registration card, Social Security or Medicaid card, insurance card, credit or debit card, or any other government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have an Illinois driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

Online application: You can apply online if you have an Illinois driver's license number or Illinois 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.

Indiana

You must show a non-expired photo ID that shows your name and was issued by the State of Indiana or Federal Government.

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You can register to vote online if you have an Illinois driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

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

You are not required to submit ID with your voted by-mail ballot unless you are a first-time voter and did not provide proof of residence with your by-mail ballot request. In this case, acceptable forms of ID can be a state-issued ID where the address matches their registration, or a bank statement, utility bill, etc.

Iowa

You must show a photo 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 accept student ID if it includes a photo and expiration date. 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 and is current within 45 days. If you do not have ID, another registered voter may sign a form confirming your identity or you may show your election registration documents.

Bring your non-expired driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring a photo ID that shows your name, address, and expiration date. This can include a photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, an employee ID card, a student ID issued by an Iowa high school or college, or a tribal ID. If your photo ID does not contain your current address you can bring one document that shows your name, address, and is current within 45 days. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have an Iowa driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID 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.

Kansas

You must include your Kansas driver's license number or Kansas state ID number. If you don't have a state ID, you can provide a photocopy of one of the following documents: driver's license or state ID issued by another state, a U.S. passport, a Kansas concealed carry permit, an ID issued by the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an accredited Kansas institution, or an ID issued by an Indian tribe. The signature on your absentee ballot will be compared to the signature on your voter registration records to ensure they match.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Kansas driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration records 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.

Kentucky

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Kentucky or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited college or university. If you don't have a valid photo ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

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You can register to vote online if you have your Social Security Number.

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 includes your name and signature at the polls. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport, a military ID, a tribal ID, or any other ID government-issued ID. You can also show a student ID from 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.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Louisiana driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

  • 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 application must also be signed by two witnesses.

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.

Maine

Only first-time voters need to show ID. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other government-issued photo ID. You can also show an student ID from an accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Bring your Maine driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one document that shows your name and current address or your Social Security Number. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

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The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your corresponding return envelope 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

Only first-time voters need to show ID. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other government-issued photo ID. You can also show an student ID from an accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

Bring your Maryland driver's license or Maryland state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Maryland driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card.

  • 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

Only first-time voters need to show ID. You can show a driver's license from any state, a US passport or passport card, a tribal ID, a military ID, or any other government-issued photo ID. You can also show an student ID from an accredited college or university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Massachusetts driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card.

Your 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 photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, or a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Michigan high school, college, or university. Your ID does not need to show your current address. Your ID can be expired if you are using a Michigan driver's license or personal ID card issued by the State of Michigan. If you are unable to provide an acceptable form of ID, you will still be able to vote by signing a voter affidavit.

Bring your Michigan driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Michigan driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card.

  • 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 record 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 an ID issued by any state or the Federal Government or a tribal ID, as long as it shows your name, address, photo and signature. If your ID does not contain your name and address you can show an expired photo ID (including a student ID) along with a current utility bill, residential lease agreement that is valid through Election Day or current student fee statement. If you are unable to provide any of these, you still vote if a registered voter is able to vouch for you.

Bring your Minnesota driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state, the Federal Government, any approved tribe (must include name, signature, and photo), or from any Minnesota institution of higher education. Additionally, you will need to bring one document that shows your name and current address, including a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, student fee statement, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Minnesota driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued ID card. If you don't have a Minnesota ID, you can register to vote using your Social Security Number.

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. If you have none of these, you may sign a statement indicating that you do not have any of these numbers.

You must include your Minnesota driver's license number, passport number, state ID number, or the last four digits of your Social Security Number. Additionally, 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.

Mississippi

You must show a photo ID issued by any US state, the Federal Government, or a tribal ID. You can also show a student ID as long as it was issued by an accredited Mississippi college or university. Your ID can be expired as long as it is not more than 10 years old and was issued by the federal or state government.

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You must have your absentee ballot application notarized or signed by a witness unless you are physically disabled or over the age of 65. If you are disabled or over 65, your absentee ballot application must be signed by a witness who is at least 18 years old.

To return your by-mail ballot you must include your signature and the signature of a notary or court clerk. However, if you are over the age of 65, out of your county, or are disabled, then anyone over the age of 18 may sign as a witness. 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.

Missouri

You must show ID at the polls, but it does not need to be a photo ID. Acceptable forms of 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 an ID, you can show a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address. If you are unable to present any of these forms of identification you may still vote using a provisional ballot.

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

To return your by-mail ballot you must include your signature and the signature of a notary or court clerk. 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.

Montana

You must show a non-expired photo 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, notice of confirmation of voter registration, or any government document that shows your name and address.

Bring your Montana driver's license or state ID. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

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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 any non-expired photo 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, current address and is dated within 60 days prior to the date of the election. university. If you don't have a photo ID, you can show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or official government document that shows your name and current address.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Nebraska driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID.

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

If you are a first time voter and did not provide valid ID when registering or applying for your ballot then you must provide a non-expired photo ID or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document dated within 60 days.

Nevada

Most Nevada voters do not need to show ID. First time Nevada voters or voters who registered by mail should plan on showing ID at the polls. You can show any non-expired photo ID that shows your name and physical address. 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.

Bring your Nevada driver's license or state ID with you. If you do not have either of these, you will not be able to register and vote on the same day. If your ID does not show your current address you will also need to show a valid proof of residence. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, income tax return, motor vehicle registration, property tax statement, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Nevada driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued photo ID 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.

New Hampshire

You must show valid photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, an in-state 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 a clerk, moderator or supervisor vouches for you or if you sign a "challenged voter affidavit" and must have your picture taken. If you are unable to have your picture taken due to religious beliefs, you may sign an affidavit of religious exemption.

Bring your New Hampshire driver's license or state ID card. If you don't have one, bring an acceptable document with your name, age and address OR sign an affidavit.

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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. However, if you did not provide ID when you registered to vote you must show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of New Jersey or the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, or a store membership 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. If you are unable to provide any form of identification you may still vote using a provisional ballot.

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You can register to vote online if you have a New Jersey driver license, driver permit, or nondriver ID card. You can also register to vote using your Social Security Number. If you choose this method, you'll be asked to sign the screen or upload a photo of 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.

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 any non-expired photo ID, but if you do not have a photo ID you may show a student ID, tribal ID, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and current address. 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. Additionally, Albuquerque and Rio Rancho require ID from all voters for local elections.

Bring your New Mexico driver's license or state ID card issued by the Motor Vehicle Division of the Tax and Revenue Department, a non-expired student photo ID from a New Mexico school along with a current student fee statement that includes your address, or any document that contains your name and address along with a photo ID.

You can register to vote online if you have a New Mexico driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.

  • 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.

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 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 or any other non-expired photo 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.

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You can register to vote online if you have a New York driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.

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

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 non-expired photo ID issued by the State of North Carolina (any state if within 90 days of Election Day) or the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an approved North Carolina 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. Your ID must be un-expired, unless expired within one year or if your are over the age of 65.

Bring your North Carolina driver's license or any photo ID issued by a government agency that contains your name and address. If you don't have one, bring an acceptable document with your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a student photo ID (must be paired with a proof of campus habitation), recent utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck.

You can register to vote online if you have a North Carolina driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.

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. 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 Dakota

You must show a valid ID when you vote. Your ID must include your name, current address, and date of birth and must be issued by the State of North Dakota or a federally recognized tribe. If your ID does not include all of the necessary information, you will also need to show a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, a printed document issued by an institution of higher education containing the required information along with a student photo ID, or a government document. You cannot use a US passport as your ID unless you are currently living overseas.

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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. The signature that you provide on your application will be compared to the signature on your ballot affidavit envelope.

You must include your North Dakota driver's license, state ID, tribal ID, or a long term care ID. If you do not have a valid ID you can provide a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, check, or document issued by the federal, state, local, or tribal government.

Ohio

You must show ID to vote at the polls. You can show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Ohio or Federal Government (although you can not show a passport or Social Security Card) or a recent utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and Ohio address. If you do not have an acceptable form of ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

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You can register to vote online if you have an Ohio driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.

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. 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 your driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security Number on your identification envelope. If you can not provide your driver's license number or the last four digits of your social security number , you may also shall include a copy of your current photo identification, a copy of a military identification, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.

Oklahoma

You must show a non-expired ID at the polls. You can show any non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Oklahoma, the Federal Government or a federally recognized Indian tribe as long as it includes your name, photograph, and expiration date. You cannot use a student ID to vote. If you do not have a valid ID you can still vote using a provisional ballot and signing an affidavit.

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You can register to vote online if you have an Oklahoma driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID 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. Additionally, your ballot must be signed by either two witnesses or notarized.

Oregon

All Oregon elections are held by 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.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Oregon driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.

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.

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 the State of Pennsylvania or the Federal Government, a student ID issued by an accredited college or university, an employee ID 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. Your ID can be expired if you are using a PA driver's license or PennDOT ID card.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Pennsylvania driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card. You can also register to vote using your Social Security Number, if you also upload a photo of your signature.

  • Online applications: You can apply online if you have a PA driver's license number or PennDOT issued nondriver's ID number.
  • Paper applications: You must provide a copy of your current and valid Pennsylvania driver’s license, PennDOT photo ID card, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. If you don’t have a valid ID or a social security number, you can provide a photocopy of your passport or other ID issued by the Federal Government, a photo ID issued by a Pennsylvania public or private school, or a photo ID issued by a Pennsylvania care facility. Your ID must be non-expired. 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.

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. Your ID can be expired as long as it is within 6 months of voting. If you are unable to show valid ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Rhode Island driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID 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. Additionally, your voted ballot must be signed by 2 witnesses or a Notary Public.

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. If you are unable to show a valid ID you can vote using a provisional ballot.

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You can register to vote online if you have a South Carolina driver license, driver permit, or photo ID card issued by the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • Online application: You must include the last 4 digits of your social security number.
  • Paper application: You must include your voter registration number.

To return your voted ballot you will be required to sign the voter's oath and have your signature witnessed. 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.

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. Your ID can be expired unless it is a student ID.

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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 your South Dakota driver's license or state ID card, passport or photo ID issued by the Federal Government, a photo tribal ID, or a photo student ID for a South Dakota school.

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.

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You can register to vote online if you have Tennessee driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued photo ID card.

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. 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.

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.

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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. You'll need to show valid ID if you decide to vote in person at a voting center. You can show a non-expired photo ID issued by the State of Utah or the Federal Government, or a tribal ID (with or without a photo). If you are unable to show a valid ID, you can 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; or a current Utah vehicle registration card.

Bring your Utah driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Utah driver's license, driver's permit, or state-issued photo ID card.

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.

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.

Bring your Vermont driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring ONE photo ID that shows your name, and ONE document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Vermont driver license, US passport, a recent utility bill or bank statement or other government document. If you are registering to vote for the first time, you will need to upload a photo of your ID document.

  • 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.

You must sign the outside of your ballot envelope for your ballot to be valid. 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 the State of Virginia or the Federal Government, a tribal ID, an employee ID, or a student ID issued by an accredited high school, college or university. 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. Your ID can be expired as long as it has expired within 12 months.

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You can register to vote online if you have a Virginia driver license, driver permit, or photo ID card issued by the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

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. Additionally, if you did not submit valid ID when registering to vote by mail then you must include a copy of a non-expired photo ID or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck that shows name and address.

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 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.

Bring your Washington driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Washington driver license, driver permit, tribal ID or nondriver photo ID card. If using a tribal ID, the state must be able to obtain a copy of your signature from the federal or tribal government.

The signature on your absentee ballot application will be compared to the signature on your voter registration records 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 at the polls. Acceptable forms of photo ID include a non-expired ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, 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, Social Security card, voter registration card, birth certificate, Medicare or Medicaid card, SNAP or TANF card, bank or debit card, health insurance card, or any government document that shows your name and address. However, if you are a first time voter you can only show a non-expired photo ID, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other official government document that shows your name and address. If you can not show a valid ID you can still vote using a provisional ballot.

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You can register to vote online if you have a West Virginia driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.

  • 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 voted ballot must be signed by one witness who is at least 18 years old. Additionally, if you are a first time voter you must send a copy of a valid photo ID that shows your name and address. If you do not have a valid ID, you can send a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other official government document that contains your name and address.

Wisconsin

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Wisconsin or the Federal Government when voting 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.

Bring your Wisconsin driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

You can register to vote online if you have a Wisconsoin driver license, driver permit, or nondriver photo ID card.

  • 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 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. You must also have your voted ballot signed by a witness who is at least 18 years old.

Wyoming

You must show a photo ID issued by the State of Wyoming or the Federal Government when voting in person. You can show a driver's license or state ID card from any state, a tribal ID issued from a federally recognized tribe, a U.S. passport, a U.S. military card, a student ID issued by the University of Wyoming, a Wyoming community college, or a Wyoming public school, or a Medicare or Medicaid insurance card. If you do not have a required ID, you may vote a provisional ballot. Your ID can be expired up to 10 years before Election Day.

Bring your Wyoming driver's license or state ID card with you. If you don't have one, bring one photo ID issued by any state or the Federal Government, and bring one document that shows your name and current address. Acceptable documents include a recent utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, residential lease, or any government document that shows your name and address.

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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.