What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?

You need to present ID when voting in person, or mail a copy of your ID when voting by mail, if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are a first-time voter
  • You are an inactive voter
  • You are casting a provisional or challenged ballot
  • The poll worker has a reasonable suspicion that leads them to ask for your ID

Acceptable forms of ID include a Massachusetts driver’s license or state ID card, recent utility bill, rent receipt, lease, copy of a voter registration affidavit, or any other printed identification that has your name and address. If you cannot show ID, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot.

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1. What are the Official Election Websites?
2. Should I Register at School or Home?
3. How Do I Register?
4. What type of ID Do I Need to Register?
5. What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote?
6. Where Do I Vote?
7. How Can I Vote?
8. Will registering to vote in Massachusetts affect my driver’s license or car registration?
9. Registering to Vote Does Not Affect Your...