Voter ID by State

Wondering if your state requires voter ID to vote? Check out our handy chart below!

Strict = if no identification, voter must take additional measures after Election Day to have ballot counted

Non-strict = if no identification, voter still has option to cast ballot that may be counted without additional measures by voter

Last Updated: June 2018

State Voter Identification Specifics Regarding Identification Needed When Voting In Person
Alabama strict, photo Approved forms of photo ID:
Valid Driver’s License
Valid Nondriver ID
Valid Alabama Photo Voter ID card
Valid State Issued ID (Alabama or any other state)
Valid Federal Issued ID
Valid US Passport
Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of this state
Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
Valid Military ID
Valid Tribal ID
Alaska non-strict, nonphoto Voter ID card, driver’s license, state ID, military ID, passport, hunting or fishing license or other current or valid photo ID
Arizona strict, nonphoto Voter must present one form of identification from List #1 or two different forms of identification from List #2 or 3.

List #1 – Sufficient Photo ID Including Name And Address (One Required)
Valid Arizona driver license
Valid Arizona non-operating identification card
Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification
Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification

List #2 – Sufficient ID Without A Photograph That Bear The Name And Address (Two Required)
Utility bill of the elector that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election. A utility bill may be for electric, gas, water, solid waste, sewer, telephone, cellular phone, or cable television
Bank or credit union statement that is dated within 90 days of the date of the election
Valid Arizona Vehicle Registration
Indian census card
Property tax statement of the elector’s residence
Tribal enrollment card or other form of tribal identification Arizona vehicle insurance card
Recorder’s Certificate
Valid United States federal, state, or local government issued identification, including a voter registration card issued by the County Recorder
Any mailing to the elector marked “Official Election Material”

List #3 – Mix & Match From Lists #1 & #2 (Two Required)
Any valid photo identification from List 1 in which the address does not reasonably match the precinct register accompanied by a non-photo identification from List 2 in which the address does reasonably match the precinct register

Arkansas non-strict, photo Each voter shall verify his or her registration when voting by
presenting a document or identification card that:
1. Shows the name of the person to whom the document or
identification card was issued;
2. Shows a photograph of the person to whom the document
or identification card was issued;
3. Is issued by the United States, the State of Arkansas, or an
accredited postsecondary educational institution in the State of
Arkansas; and
4. If displaying an expiration date, is not expired or expired no
more than four (4) years before the date of the election in which
the voter seeks to vote.
Documents and identification cards that will be accepted as
verification of voter registration include without limitation: A
driver’s license; A photo identification card; A concealed handgun
carry license; A United States passport; An employee badge
or identification document issued by an accredited postsecondary
education institution in the State of Arkansas; A United
States military identification document; A public assistance
identification card if the card shows a photograph of the person
to whom the document or identification card was issued; A
voter verification card as provided under Ark. Code § 7-5-324.
California None N/A
Colorado non-strict, nonphoto [However, most people vote by mail, where there is not identification requirement except for some first time voters.] All voters who vote at the polls must provide identification. If you are voting by mail for the first time, you may also need to provide a photocopy of your identification when you return your mail ballot.

The following documents are acceptable forms of identification:
A valid Colorado driver’s license or valid identification card issued by the Colorado Department of Revenue. (Note: documents issued to not lawfully present and temporarily lawfully present individuals under Part 5 of Article 2 of Title 42, C.R.S. are not acceptable forms of identification.)
A valid U.S. passport.
A valid employee identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. government or of Colorado, or by any county, municipality, board, authority, or other political subdivision of Colorado.
A valid pilot’s license issued by the federal aviation administration or other authorized agency of the U.S.
A valid U.S. military identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector.
A copy of a current (within the last 60 days) utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the elector.
A Certificate of Degree of Indian or Alaskan Native Blood.
A valid Medicare or Medicaid card issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
A certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate for the elector.
Certified documentation of naturalization.
A valid student identification card with a photograph of the eligible elector issued by an institute of higher education in Colorado, as defined in section 23-3.1-102(5), C.R.S..
A valid veteran identification card issued by the U.S. department of veterans affairs veterans health administration with a photograph of the eligible elector.
A valid identification card issued by a federally recognized tribal government certifying tribal membership.
*Any form of identification listed above that shows your address must show a Colorado address to qualify as an acceptable form of identification.

Connecticut non-strict, nonphoto Your social security card, or any pre-printed form of identification that shows your: name and address, or name and signature, or name and photograph
Delaware non-strict, nonphoto IDs may include:
Delaware Drivers License or State ID
U. S. Passport
Signed Polling Place or Social Security Card
Signed vehicle registration
Signed credit card with photo
A similar document that identifies the person by photo or signature
DC None N/A
Florida non-strict, photo Any one of the following photo IDs will be accepted:
Florida driver’s license
Florida identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles
United States passport
Debit or credit card
Military identification
Student identification
Retirement center identification
Neighborhood association identification
Public assistance identification
Veteran health identification card issued by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs
License to carry a concealed weapon or firearm issued pursuant to s. 790.06
Employee identification card issued by any branch, department, agency, or entity of the Federal Government, the state, a county, or a municipality.*If your photo ID does not include your signature, you will be asked to provide another ID that has your signature.
Georgia strict, photo Bring one of these six forms of identification to vote:
Any valid state or federal government issued photo ID, including a free ID Card issued by your county registrar’s office or the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS)
A Georgia Driver’s License, even if expired
Valid employee photo ID from any branch, department, agency, or entity of the U.S. Government, Georgia, or any county, municipality, board, authority or other entity of this state
Valid U.S. passport ID
Valid U.S. military photo ID
Valid tribal photo ID
Hawaii non-strict, nonphoto Forms of acceptable identification include: a valid photo ID (Drivers License, State ID, etc), or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government issued document that shows your name and address.
Idaho non-strict, photo Forms of photo identification may be any one of the following:
An Idaho driver’s license or Idaho photo identification card.
A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card.
A tribal photo identification card.
A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
A license to carry a concealed weapon issued by a county sheriff in Idaho.
Illinois None N/A
Indiana strict, photo A photo ID must meet four criteria to be acceptable for voting purposes: 1) Displays your photo; 2) Displays your name; 3) Displays an expiration date (current or have expired sometime after the date of the last General Election); 4) Be issued by the State of Indiana or the U.S. Government.

In mast cases, a Indiana driver license, Indiana photo ID card, Military ID or U.S. Passport is sufficient.

Iowa non-strict, nonphoto Valid form of ID to show at the polls:
Iowa Driver’s License
Iowa Non-Operator’s ID
U.S. Passport
Military ID
Veteran’s ID
Voter ID Card
Kansas strict, photo Acceptable forms of photo ID are:
A driver’s license or nondriver’s identification card issued by Kansas or by another state or district of the United States
A concealed carry of handgun license issued by Kansas or a concealed carry of handgun or weapon license issued by another state or district of the United States
A United States passport
An employee badge or identification document issued by a municipal, county, state, or federal government office
A military identification document issued by the United States
A student identification card issued by an accredited postsecondary institution of education in the state of Kansas
A public assistance identification card issued by a municipal, county, state or federal government office
An identification card issued by an Indian tribe
Kentucky non-strict, nonphoto Acceptable types of ID are personal acquaintance of precinct officer, driver’s license, Social Security card, county issued identification card approved in writing by the State Board of Elections, U.S. government-issued identification card, Kentucky state government-issued identification card with picture, credit card, or another form of ID containing both picture and signature.
Louisiana non-strict, photo Acceptable IDs:
a driver’s license;
a Louisiana Special ID; or
some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.
Maine None N/A
Maryland None N/A
Massachusetts None N/A
Michigan non-strict, photo The following types of photo ID are acceptable:
Michigan driver’s license or state-issued ID card
Driver’s license or personal identification card issued by another state
Federal or state government-issued photo identification
U.S. passport
Military ID with photo
Student identification with photo from a high school or accredited institution of higher learning
Tribal identification card with photo
Minnesota None Proof of residence only required if need to register, update registration, or have not voted in four or more years.
Mississippi strict, photo Any one of the following types of photo IDs may be used on Election Day:
A driver’s license
A photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
A United States passport
A government employee ID card
A firearms license
A student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
A United States military ID
A tribal photo ID
Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the United States government or any State government
A Mississippi Voter Identification Card
Missouri strict, nonphoto The following forms of identification are acceptable for voting purposes in Missouri:
Nonexpired Missouri driver license;
Nonexpired or nonexpiring Missouri non-driver license;
Nonexpired document which contains the voter’s name and photograph and is issued by the United States or the state of Missouri; or
Nonexpired or nonexpiring military ID card which contains a photograph.You may also use these forms of identification and sign a statement provided by the election judge at your polling place:
Identification issued by the state of Missouri, an agency of the state, or a local election authority of the state;
Identification issued by the United States government or agency thereof;
Identification issued by an institution of higher education, including a university, college, vocational and technical school, located within the state of Missouri; or
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that contains the name and address of the voter
Montana non-strict, nonphoto When voting at the polls:
a current photo ID showing the elector’s name; or a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter registration confirmation, government check or other government document showing the elector’s current name and current address must be presented.
Nebraska None N/A
Nevada None N/A
New Hampshire non-strict, photo What type of ID will I need to vote?
• Driver’s license issued by any state or federal government;
• Non-driver ID card issued by NH DMV or motor vehicle agency of another state;
• Photo ID card for “voting identification only” issued by NH DMV (RSA 260:21);
• United States armed services identification card;
• United States passport or passcard;
• NH student ID card (see more information below);
• A photo ID not mentioned above, but determined to be legitimate by the moderator, supervisors of the checklist, or clerk of a town, ward or city. If any person authorized to challenge a voter does so under this provision, the voter shall be required to fill out a challenged voter affidavit before obtaining a ballot.
• Verification of the voter’s identity by a moderator or supervisor of the checklist or clerk of a town, ward or city (not a ballot clerk). If any person authorized to challenge a voter does so under this provision, the voter shall be required to fill out a challenged voter affidavit before obtaining a ballot.Acceptable student photo ID cards must be issued by:
• A college, university, or career school approved or licensed to operate in New Hampshire
• A public high school in New Hampshire
• A non-public high school in New Hampshire accredited by a private school accrediting agency that is recognized by the NH Department of Education
• Dartmouth College
• A college or university operated by the university system of New Hampshire or the community college system of New Hampshire
New Jersey None N/A
New Mexico None N/A
New York None N/A
North Carolina None N/A
North Dakota strict, nonphoto Acceptable Forms of Identification — A Valid North Dakota:
Driver’s license
Nondriver’s identification card
Tribal government or BIA issued identification
Long term care identification certificate (provided by ND facility)
A federal judge has ordered that a qualified elector is to be issued a ballot if the elector presents “another” form of identification.
If an individual’s valid form of identification does not include name, address, or date of birth; or the information is not current, the individual may supplement the identification with a current utility bill; a current bank statement; a check issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government; a paycheck; or a document issued by a federal, state, local, or tribal government.
If an individual is not able to show a valid form of identification but asserts qualifications as an elector, the individual may mark a ballot that will be securely set aside. When the individual provides valid identification to the proper election official prior to the meeting of the canvassing board, the set aside ballot will be presented to the canvassing board for proper inclusion in the tally.
Ohio strict, nonphoto The forms of identification that may be used by a voter who appears at a polling place to vote on Election Day include:
An unexpired Ohio driver’s license or state identification card with present or former address so long as the voter’s present residential address is printed in the official list of registered voters for that precinct;
A military identification;
A photo identification that was issued by the United States government or the State of Ohio, that contains the voter’s name and current address and that has an expiration date that has not passed;
An original or copy of a current utility bill with the voter’s name and present address;
An original or copy of a current bank statement with the voter’s name and present address;
An original or copy of a current government check with the voter’s name and present address;
An original or copy of a current paycheck with the voter’s name and present address; or
An original or copy of a current other government document (other than a notice of voter registration mailed by a board of elections) that shows the voter’s name and present address.*For utility bills, bank statements, government checks, paychecks, and other government documents, “current” is defined as within the last 12 months.
Oklahoma non-strict, nonphoto Any document issued by the United States, the State of Oklahoma, or a federally recognized tribal government if it includes your name, a photograph of you, and an expiration date that is later than the election in which you are voting.
For example, the following documents meet these requirements:
Oklahoma driver license
Oklahoma Identification Card
United States passport
United States military identificationIn addition, voters may use the free voter identification card they received by mail from the County Election Board when they registered to vote. The law allows use of the voter identification card even though it does not include a photograph.
Oregon None N/A
Pennsylvania None N/A
Rhode Island non-strict, photo Photo IDs:
RI Driver’s License or Permit
RI Voter ID Card
U.S. Passport
ID issued by a U.S. educational institution
U.S. military ID
ID card issued by the United States or the State of Rhode Island
Government issued medical card
Tribal ID
South Carolina non-strict, photo Photo IDs at your polling place:
SC Driver’s License
SC Department of Motor Vehicles ID Card (Includes SC Concealed Weapons Permit)
SC Voter Registration Card with Photo
Federal Military ID (Includes all Department of Defense Photo IDs and Veterans Affairs Benefits Card)
US Passport (Includes US Passport ID Card)
South Dakota non-strict, photo Approved forms of photo identification include:
South Dakota driver’s license or nondriver ID card
U.S. government photo ID (passport is acceptable)
U.S. Armed Forces ID
Current student photo identification card from a South Dakota high school or South Dakota accredited institution of higher education
Tribal photo ID
Tennessee strict, photo Any of the following IDs may be used, even if expired:
Tennessee driver license with your photo
United States Passport
Photo ID issued by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security
Photo ID issued by the federal or Tennessee state government
United States Military photo ID
Tennessee handgun carry permit with your photo
Texas non-strict, photo Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
United States Passport (book or card)
Utah non-strict, nonphoto In Utah, these forms of identification include:
1.A currently valid Utah driver license;
2.A currently valid ID card issued by the state or a branch, department, or agency of the United States;
3.A currently valid Utah permit to carry a concealed weapon;
4.A currently valid United States passport; or
5.A valid tribal ID card, whether or not the card includes a photograph of the voter.
Or
TWO forms of identification that bear the name of the voter and provide evidence that the voter resides in the voting precinct, which may include:
1.A current utility bill or copy thereof dated within 90 days before the election;
2.A bank or other financial account statement, or legible copy thereof;
3.A certified birth certificate;
4.A valid Social Security card;
5.A check issued by the state or federal government or legible copy thereof;
6.A paycheck from the voter’s employer, or legible copy thereof
7.A currently valid Utah hunting or fishing license;
8.A currently valid U.S. military ID card;
9.Certified naturalization documents (NOT a green card);
10.A certified copy of court records showing the voter’s adoption or name change;
11.A Bureau of Indian Affairs card;
12.A tribal treaty card;
13.A valid Medicaid or Medicare or Electronic Benefits Transfer card;
14.A currently valid ID card issued by a local government within the state;
15.A currently valid ID card issued by an employer;
16.A currently valid ID card issued by a college, university, technical school or professional school within the state; or
17.A current Utah vehicle registration.
Vermont None N/A
Virginia strict, photo Acceptable forms of identification for in-person voting include the following:
Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
Valid United States Passport
Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia
Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo
Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
Washington non-strict, photo Valid photo identification, such as a driver’s license, state identification card, student identification card, or employer identification card.
Note: Most people vote by mail, where there is not an identification requirement.
West Virginia non-strict, nonphoto Acceptable Forms of Non-Photo Identification:
Voter registration card
Medicare card or Social Security card
Birth certificate
WV hunting or fishing license
WV SNAP ID card
WV TANF program ID card
WV Medicaid ID card
Bank or debit card
Utility bill or bank statement issued within
six months of the date of the election
Health insurance card issued to the voter
OR
Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification:
WV driver’s license or other WV ID card
issued by the DMV
Driver’s license issued by another state
U.S. passport or passport card
Military ID card issued by the U.S.
U.S. or WV Government employee ID card
Student ID card
A concealed carry (pistol/revolver) permit
Wisconsin strict, photo The following photo IDs are acceptable for voting purposes:
A Wisconsin DOT-issued driver license, even if driving privileges are revoked or suspended
A Wisconsin DOT-issued identification card
Military ID card issued by the U.S. Uniformed Services
A U.S. passport book or card
A certificate of naturalization (that was issued not earlier than two years before the date of the election)
An identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in Wisconsin
A driver license receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
An identification card receipt issued by Wisconsin DOT (valid for 45 days from date issued)
A Wisconsin DMV ID Petition Process Photo Receipt (valid for 180 days from date issued)
A Veteran Affairs ID card (must be unexpired or have no expiration date)
A photo identification card issued by a Wisconsin accredited university or college, or technical college that contains the following:
-Date the card was issued
-Signature of student
-Expiration date no later than two years after date of issuance, can still be used if expired
– The university or college ID must be accompanied by a separate document that proves enrollment, such asa tuition fee receipt, enrollment verification letter, or class schedule
Wyoming None N/A

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