Personal Identification is Now Required to Vote in Idaho
New state law effective July 1, 2010
To vote you must either:
Present a photo ID or sign a Personal Identification Affidavit
Acceptable forms of photo identification include any one of the following:
- An Idaho driver’s license or photo Identification Card.
- A U.S. passport or Federal photo identification card.
- A tribal photo identification card.
- A current student photo ID, issued by an Idaho high school or post secondary education institution.
A poll worker must verify that the picture on the ID matches the voter.
The name on the ID must also match the name on the voter registration list in the poll book. Common abbreviations and nicknames are acceptable. However, a name change requires the voter to re-register.
If you don’t have a Driver’s License, you can use an Idaho Identification card to vote.
The Department of Transportation issues Idaho Identification cards. Check their website for locations and a list of documents you may need to present.
If a voter is not able to show an acceptable ID, the voter will be given the option to sign the Personal Identification Affidavit. On the Affidavit, the voter swears to his/her identity under penalty of perjury, a felony under 34-1114, Idaho Code.
After signing the Affidavit, the voter will be issued a ballot to be tabulated with all other ballots.