Voter Help Desk
Do I need identification to register to vote?

You need to provide identifying information to register to vote if it is for the first time ever or the first time from this address. You may need to provide either your driver’s license number or your social security number (either in full or the last four digits depending on your state). Our web site will guide you through your state voter registration. Go to the US Vote homepage, click on Register to Vote / Absentee Ballot. Choose the Type of Voting Form that applies to you and complete the registration process by filling out the information in each step. At the end, print and send your registration form to your local election official. To find your local elections office's information, go to the US Vote homepage and click on Election Official Directory. 

Besides identifying who you are, you may have to verify your residency. If asked to do this by your state, you may need a copy of a current, valid photo identification or utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or document that shows your name and address. You may be required to send this verification with your registration form or show it to an election official.

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