Do I have to provide ID when I register to vote?

Under Federal law, if you are a first-time voter and you registered to vote by mail then you must show ID the first time you vote in person or by absentee ballot.  (You may be exempt from this if you provided a copy of your ID with your voter registration form.) Acceptable forms of ID include a current and valid photo identification (driver's license, US passport, student ID, military ID, work ID, tribal ID, etc) OR a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check or other government document that shows your name and address. 

Some states have additional voter ID requirements that go above and beyond the federal requirements.  Contact your  Local Election Official if you have any questions about voter ID in your state.

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