Voting on Election Day can be confusing and stressful, but remember to breathe; you are there to make your voice heard. Knowing what to bring with you will take some of the stress off you! There are a few things you need to know before. The following information is broken down into categories, making it easier for you to understand what you need to bring on Elections Day to vote! All Acceptable forms of IDs are listed below.
No ID is needed when you, the voter, are:
- Already registered at the voter’s current address and is voting in the correct precinct.
- The signature appears to match the voter signature on file.
- Election Judges do not challenge the person’s right to vote.
One (1) Form of ID with your current address is needed when you, the voter, are:
- Being challenged by the Election Judges on the person’s right to vote.
- The voter submitted a mail-in registration form that did not have Illinois identification/driver’s license or Social Security number.
Two (2) Forms of ID are needed when you, the voter, are:
- In-person after the voter registration deadline, including in the voter’s home precinct on Election Day.
- Filling out an address change in person after the voter registration deadline, including in the voter’s home precinct on Election Day.
One of these two IDs must list the voter’s current address.
Examples of acceptable IDs are listed below.
Acceptable Forms of ID
- Passport or Military ID
- Driver’s License or State ID card
- College/University/School/Work ID
- Vehicle registration card
- Lease, mortgage, or deed to the home
- Credit or debit card
- Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid card
- Insurance card
- Civic, union, or professional membership card
- LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
- Illinois FOID card
Examples of first-class mail addressed to the voter that can be used as ID:
- Bill, Transcript, or Report Card from School
- Bank Statement, Pay Stub, or Pension Statement
- Utility, Medical, or Insurance Bill
- Official mail from any government agency