← Back to Elon University

Do I need voter ID?

First-time voters may need to show ID. A valid ID is any current and valid photo identification, like a driver’s license, student ID card, or passport. You may also present a utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, voter registration card, or another government document if the document displays your name and registration address.

Same-Day Registration During Early Voting Period

You may register and vote on the same day during the early voting period. To register and vote on the same day, you must provide proof of your identity and proof of residency.

  • Proof of your identity. If you do not have a North Carolina driver’s license, you may use any valid photo ID, like a passport, student ID, or out-of-state license.
  • Proof of your residency. If your photo ID does not contain your registration address, you may use another document to prove where you live if it contains your name and current address. This includes a utility bill, a lease, or document from your college listing your residential address.

This is only applicable to voters registered in North Carolina. If you plan to vote in a different state, scroll down to check your state’s voter ID requirements.

Last updated 08/30/2018

Tool State
Alabama Alabama voter ID information
Alaska Alaska voter ID information
Arizona Arizona voter ID information
Arkansas Arkansas voter ID information
California California voter ID information
Colorado Colorado voter ID information
Connecticut Connecticut voter ID information
Delaware Delaware voter ID information
Florida Florida voter ID information
Georgia Georgia voter ID information
Hawaii Hawaii voter ID information
Idaho Idaho voter ID information
Illinois Illinois voter ID information
Indiana Indiana voter ID information
Iowa Iowa voter ID information
Kansas Kansas voter ID information
Kentucky Kentucky voter ID information
Louisiana Louisiana voter ID information
Maine Maine voter ID information
Maryland Maryland voter ID information
Massachusetts Massachusetts voter ID information
Michigan Michigan voter ID information
Minnesota Minnesota voter ID information
Mississippi Mississippi voter ID information
Missouri Missouri voter ID information
Montana Montana voter ID information
Nebraska Nebraska voter ID information
Nevada Nevada voter ID information
New Hampshire New Hampshire voter ID information
New Jersey New Jersey voter ID information
New Mexico New Mexico voter ID information
New York New York voter ID information
North Carolina North Carolina voter ID information
North Dakota North Dakota voter ID information
Ohio Ohio voter ID information
Oklahoma Oklahoma voter ID information
Oregon Oregon voter ID information
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania voter ID information
Rhode Island Rhode Island voter ID information
South Carolina South Carolina voter ID information
South Dakota South Dakota voter ID information
Tennessee Tennessee voter ID information
Texas Texas voter ID information
Utah Utah voter ID information
Vermont Vermont voter ID information
Virginia Virginia voter ID information
Washington Washington voter ID information
Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. voter ID information
West Virginia West Virginia voter ID information
Wisconsin Wisconsin voter ID information
Wyoming Wyoming voter ID information