Everything You Need to Know About Voter ID Requirements in Your State


Written by Left Leaning Liberal Lady

Please be sure to read the following carefully and learn what is required in your state. As laws become updated, I will be sure to revise this listing accordingly. No matter what your political leaning, the right to vote in this great country is critical and should not be ignored. Remember: No candidate is perfect, but the right to vote is pure perfection.

Photo ID Required for All Voters

The following are states that require photo ID for all voters, however a provisional ballot is not granted if a voter does not bring a photo ID to the polls in these states.

  • Alaska
  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Connecticut
  • Colorado
  • Delaware
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Mexico
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Photo ID Required for All Voters with Provisional Ballot Clause

The following states require all voters to show a photo ID in order to vote; if a voter does not present photo ID at the polls a provisional ballot is provided.

  • Indiana
  • Georgia
  • Florida

Photo ID Required for All Voters with Full Ballot Clause

The following states require photo ID for voting, however if a voter does not present photo ID at the polls a Full ballot will be provided.

  • Michigan
  • South Dakota
  • Louisiana
  • Hawaii

Photo ID Required for First Time Voters Only

The following state requires photo ID only for first time voters.

  • Pennsylvania

States That Enforce Only the HAVA Minimum

These states are those that only enforce the minimum standard by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) which only require a photo ID when an ID was not presented at registration.

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

This post was originally published by the Left Leaning Liberal Lady; republished with permission.


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Abbe A.
Azaima A5 years ago


Bob S.
Bob S.5 years ago

I bet you all support Union card check.

Bob S.
Bob S.5 years ago

Gotta get those fake votes. Don't stand a chance in a real election.

Sue T.
Susan T5 years ago

If a poor person that I know (btw I am not rich bt any means) needs a birth certificate I will gladly pay for one so they can get an ID and verify they are who they say they are...

But my mother had my birth certificate...don't parents get one when a child is born?

I do not believe Voter ID will be a hardship ..... unless you are not leagally here.

Jason Waldo
Past Member 5 years ago

Just another form of poll tax, the poor will have a hard time affording a certified birth certificate even if the law requires a free ID be provided to anyone who requests it for voting, this ID still requires that rather expensive birth certificate copy. These laws need to be struck down for what they are, unconstitutional.

Ron B.
Ron B5 years ago

The Republican war on voting (voter ID's, voter disenfranchisement, voter intimidation, etc.) continues on seemingly unchecked. When your crimes against humanity and the environment become so blatant and extreme that enough people finally begin to vote against you, your course of action is to prevent them from voting. Why isn't more being done to oppose this and protect what's left of our democracy?

Patrick F.
Patrick f5 years ago

Steve R. doesn't have to worry, chimps can't vote anyways.

Patrick F.
Patrick f5 years ago

The voter requirements are simple. You must be a white male, middle-aged or older with ties to cults who supports the GOP. Anyone can look at photo ID and say it's not your picture, who's to argue?

Karen F.
karen Friedman5 years ago

Ohio is on the verge of the worst voter surpression of any state, thanks to Gov. Kasich and the Repubtea party controlled state. If they have their way forget voting if you aren't a white conservative.

Myron Scott
Myron Scott5 years ago

Why? Well, for starters, some states confiscate suspended licenses.

Anyway, editors, thanks for this public service.