Photo ID Laws in Every State

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The following states strictly require photo-ID to vote

Alabama

Georgia

Indiana

Kansas

Iowa

Mississippi

Tennessee

Virginia

Wisconsin

The following states demand photo-ID in order to vote, but allow limited alternatives for voters without the necessary photo-ID (ex. signed affidavits, provisional ballots with matching signatures. Varies by state.)

Arkansas

Florida

Idaho

Louisiana

Michigan

Missouri

New Hampshire

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Texas

Other Form of Identification Required To Vote (ex. non-photo ID such as vote registration card, hunting license, bank statement, utility bill, etc. Varies by state.)

Alaska

Arizona

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Hawaii

Kentucky

Montana

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Utah

Washington

West Virginia*

No Identification Required To Vote

California

Illinois

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Minnesota

Nebraska

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina*

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Vermont

Wyoming

 

*North Carolina’s photo-ID law was struck down by a federal court in 2016.  Although the State does not presently request identification in order to vote, we anticipate that a new law will be proposed in the upcoming legislative session.

*West Virginia’s voter-ID law goes into effect on January 1, 2018