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 a new 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). 

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.

For more information on your state’s identification requirements, go to the State Voting Requirements directory, input your state, and look under the Identification Requirements tab. 

Once you have your ID information, you can register to vote on the U.S. Vote Foundation website...

  1. Go to Register to Vote / Absentee Ballot.

  2. Choose the “Type of Voting Form” which applies to you and complete the registration process by filling out the information in each step. If applicable, make sure to indicate the last address at which you were registered in the section labeled “Previous Address”.

  3. If your state has an online voter registration system, you will be informed during the data entry process. You can then choose to transfer to that system and submit your registration online.

  4. If your state does not have an online registration system, continue to the end of the US Vote data entry process. Once your form is completed you may download, print, sign, and send your form to the Election Office Address provided with your document and instructions.

Note: The form must be submitted by you. Our system does not send any documents in your name - only you can submit your own voting documents to your election office.

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