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As of April 2015, 17 states required photo ID at the polls. Another 15 required non-photo ID.

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As of April 2015, 32 states enforced voter identification requirements. A total of 17 states required voters to present photo identification while 15 accepted other forms of identification. In some states, a voter who is unable to present valid identification may still be permitted to vote without casting a provisional ballot. In others, such voters are required to cast provisional ballots.[1][2]

Valid forms of identification differ by state. Commonly accepted forms of identification include the following:[1][2]

  • a driver's license
  • a state-issued identification card
  • a military identification card

Generally speaking, proponents of voter identification requirements maintain that these laws are necessary in order to prevent voter fraud. Critics, meanwhile, contend that voter fraud is very rare and identification requirements "unduly restrict the right to vote."[1][2]

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State Brief summary Link for specific details
Alabama All voters are required to provide photo identification in order to vote.

Note: Beginning with the June 2014 primaries, each voter was required to present a valid photo ID. A 2011 voter photo ID law went into effect after the Supreme Court of the United States overturned Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act on June 25, 2013, no longer requiring certain states to seek pre-approval for changes in voting laws. A voter can obtain a free photo ID from the Alabama Secretary of State, a county registrar's office or a mobile location, which changes daily. The mobile location schedule can be accessed here.[3][4]

Alaska All voters are required to provide identification. This includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
Arizona All voters are required to show proof of identity at the polling place before receiving a ballot. The voter must announce his or her name, place of residence and present photo identification.

Note: Proposition 200, approved by voters in 2004, required voters to present evidence of U.S. citizenship prior to voting. The state's law was reviewed by the United States Supreme Court the week of March 18, 2013 (case name: "Arizona vs. The Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc.'"). On June 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states cannot require proof of citizenship in cases of voter registration for federal elections unless the state receives federal or court approval to do so. The court ruled 7-2. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented. The current federal form asks if registering voters are citizens, but it does not require proof.[5][6][7][8]

Arkansas A voter in Arkansas may be asked to present non-photo identification at the polls, but he or she is not necessarily required to do so in order to cast a non-provisional ballot.

Note:On March 19, 2013, the Arkansas Senate sent a voter ID bill (SB 2) to Gov. Mike Beebe for final approval. The Senate voted 22-12 in agreement with a House amendment to the measure. According to reports, the governor planned to wait for Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to respond to a lawmaker's question about the constitutionality of the bill. Prior to the Senate's vote the Senate Rules Committee issued a non-binding advisory opinion that the Senate had previously not properly passed the bill. The committee said that because SB 2 would alter the Arkansas Constitution it would require a two-thirds vote to approve. The advisory opinion was rejected by the full Senate. On March 25, 2013, Beebe rejected the bill, claiming it "unnecessarily restricts and impairs our citizens' right to vote." Beebe also noted that the implementation costs would rise to $300,000.[9][10] On March 27, 2013, the Arkansas Senate voted 21-12, along party lines, to override the governor's veto.[11]

On April 1, 2013, the Arkansas House of Representatives voted 52-45 in agreement with the Arkansas Senate to override Gov. Beebe's veto.[12][13] The new law took effect January 1, 2014.[14] On April 16, 2014, the American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas and the Arkansas Public Law Center filed a lawsuit on behalf of four plaintiffs who did not possess photo IDs, or elected not to show them, when they went to vote and were thus given a provisional ballot that was not counted. The lawsuit sought to overturn the state's voter ID law on the grounds that it violated the Arkansas Constitution, which states that no law may be enacted that could impair or forfeit a citizen's right to vote.[15]

On April 24, 2014, a Circuit Court in Pulaski County ruled that the Arkansas State Legislature had exceeded its authority in implementing the voter ID bill, as it conflicted with the Arkansas Constitution.[16] The law remained in effect for the primary election that took place May 20, 2014. Ultimately, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the voter ID law was unconstitutional.[17][18]

California Every voter is required to provide a driver's license number or state identification number. If a voter does not have a driver's license or state ID, he or she may use the last four digits of his or her Social Security number. If the voter does not have a Social Security number, the state will assign a unique number which may be used for voting purposes. Link
Colorado All voters are required to provide identification. This includes photo and non-photo identification. Link
Connecticut First-time voters are required to present identification. Valid identification includes a photo ID that features the voter's name and address, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or other government document that shows the voter's name and address. Link
Delaware All voters are required to provide identification. Valid identification includes a photo ID, utility bill, paycheck or any other government document featuring the voter's name and address. Link
Florida At the polls, valid photo identification with a signature is required. If a voter's photo identification does not include a signature, he or she will be asked for additional identification that does include a signature. Link
Georgia Voters must present photo identification in order to vote. Valid photo ID includes a driver's license, state ID card, tribal ID card, United States passport, employee ID card, military ID card, or a voter ID card issued by the voter's county registrar's office.[19] Link
Hawaii Voters must present valid photo identification, including a signature. Additionally, voters are asked to sign poll books. A Voter Registration Notice is not an acceptable form of identification. Link
Idaho In order to vote, voters must present valid photo identification. Valid photo ID includes: an Idaho driver's license or ID card, a U.S. passport or federal ID card, a tribal photo ID card, or a student ID card, as long as the ID includes a photo and is issued by an institution in Idaho. If a voter is unable to present an acceptable ID, the voter is given the option to sign a Personal Identification Affidavit. On the affidavit, the voter swears to his or her identity under penalty of perjury. After signing the affidavit, the voter will be issued a regular ballot.[20] Link
Illinois Generally, no form of identification is required in order to vote at the polls on Election Day. New voters who did not provide proof of identity at the time of registration may be required to present identification at the polls. Early voters must present photo identification at the polls.[21] Link
Indiana All voters are required to present government-issued photo identification. The name on the ID must conform to the voter registration record, which means the names must match to a reasonable extent. The ID must have an expiration date and either be current or have expired after the date of the last election. The ID must have been issued by the state of Indiana or the U.S. government.[22] Link
Iowa First-time voters may be asked to present identification for proof of residency. Generally speaking, identification is not required.[23] Link
Kansas All voters are required to present government-issued photo identification, such as a driver's license, state ID card, concealed carry handgun license, U.S. passport, government employee ID, U.S. military ID, student ID from a Kansas college or university, government public assistance ID or Indian Tribe ID. When voting by mail, a voter is required to have his or her signature verified and include a copy of a valid photo ID. When registering to vote, voters must prove U.S. citizenship.[24]

Note: The Kansas Secure and Fair Elections Act (S.A.F.E.) was signed into law on April 18, 2011 by Gov. Sam Brownback. Since January 1, 2012, Kansas voters have been required to show photo ID when voting in person, and since January 1, 2013, persons registering to vote for the first time have been required to prove U.S. citizenship.[24] Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was sued over the law by Arthur Spry and Charles Hamner, two elderly Kansas residents whose ballots were not counted in the November 2012 general election because they could not provide photo identification. The lawsuit stated that neither had a driver's license or access to the birth records needed to secure a photo ID. The federal trial was set for May 11, 2015.[25] On April 23, 2014, the federal lawsuit was dismissed. Both Spry and Hamner asked to have the case dismissed when the trial was scheduled after the 2014 elections.[26]

Kentucky Voters are required to present identification before voting. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification. Election officers can also confirm the identity of a voter by personal acquaintance.[27] Link
Louisiana A voter must present one of the following: a driver's license, a Louisiana special ID or other generally recognized photo ID that contains the voter's name and signature. If a photo ID is not presented, a utility bill, payroll check or other government document that includes the voter's name and address can be presented. However, such voters also must sign affidavits. Link
Maine A voter does not have to present identification unless he or she is registering on Election Day. In that case, the voter must present identification and proof of residence. Link
Maryland Only first-time voters who registered by mail and did not provide a valid form of identification are required to present identification at the polls on Election Day. Most voters in Maryland do not have to present identification on Election Day.[28] Link
Massachusetts Most voters in Massachusetts are not required to present identification at the polls. Only first-time voters who registered by mail are required to do so. Valid forms of identification include both photo and non-photo identification.[29] Link
Michigan Each voter must present photo identification. A voter's photo ID does not need to include an address. A voter without photo identification may sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is not in possession of photo identification. Link
Minnesota Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification.[30] Link
Mississippi Government-issued photo identification is required. If a voter lacks photo ID, he or she may obtain one at no cost from the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.[31]
Note: Mississippi's 2011 voter ID constitutional amendment required an implementing statute and faced United States Department of Justice (DOJ) pre-clearance before it could take effect. In October 2012, the DOJ requested additional information about the law. Mississippi voters, therefore, did not have to show proof of identification to vote in the November 6, 2012 elections.[32] In January 2013, proposed administrative rules for the voter photo identification law were submitted to the DOJ for approval. These rules included a provision allowing for voters who lack an acceptable photo ID to obtain a free voter photo ID card by presenting the same identification materials accepted when a person registers to vote.[33] Once Section 5 of the 1965 Voting Rights Act was overturned by the United States Supreme Court on July 25, 2013, federal pre-approval was no longer required. As a result, the 2011 voter ID amendment went into effect.[34][35] The voter ID law was used for the first time for the June 3, 2014 primary.[36]
Missouri Voters must present identification at the polls. Valid forms of identification include the following: a driver's license or state-issued ID card, a U.S. passport or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement or paycheck.[37]

Note: On February 18, 2015, the Missouri House of Representatives "gave initial approval ... to put a constitutional amendment before voters in 2016 and also endorsed a bill that would institute photo ID requirements if the constitutional amendment is approved." In order for the proposal to move forward, it will have to withstand a second vote in the House, as well as a vote in the Missouri State Senate. Similar proposals have failed to gain traction in the Missouri State Legislature.[38]

Montana A voter is required to present identification prior to receiving a ballot. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo ID, including the following: a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, voter confirmation notice, government check or other government document that shows the voter's name and current address. Link
Nebraska Voters do not need to present identification in order to vote. A voter may be asked for identification if he or she is a first-time registrant who mailed in his or her registration application and did not provide identification at that time.[39]

Note: In early 2015, Senator Tyson Larson introduced LB111 in the Nebraska State Legislature. The bill proposed requiring voters to present government-issued photo identification at the polls. The legislation also "[provided] for acquisition of a state card at no cost for voters who may not have a photo ID." Larson argued that the requirement was necessary in order to "protect the integrity and reliability of the electoral process."[40]

On February 17, 2015, opponents in the legislature began a filibuster. Senator Adam Morfeld said the legislation "[imposed] on a fundamental constitutional right [to solve] a nonexistent problem." Senator Ernie Chambers, meanwhile, called the bill "treacherous, disingenuous and racist." Other opponents of the legislation argued that providing free identification to voters who lack it could have cost the state upwards of $1 million.[40]

On February 18, 2015, state legislators voted to move the bill to the bottom of the legislative agenda, effectively eliminating any chance of passage in the 2015 legislative session. Larson said he would consider introducing a similar bill in a later session. Larson said, "The new members of the Legislature, nobody quite knew where they were going to be, and they showed where they were and that's part of dealing with a new body."[41]

Nevada A voter must sign his or her name in the election board register at his or her polling place. The signature is compared with the signature on the voter's original application to vote or another form of identification, such as a driver's license, a state identification card, military identification or another government-issued ID. Link
New Hampshire Photo identification is required to vote.

Note: On June 27, 2012, the New Hampshire State Senate and the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to override the governor’s veto of Senate Bill 289, the state's photo voter identification law. The Senate voted 18-5, while the House voted 231-112. The two-thirds requirement to override the governor's veto was met. Both re-introduced and approved an amended version of House Bill 1354.[42] Before implementation, the new law required DOJ clearance.[43] New Hampshire debuted the new voter identification law in the September 2012 primaries. However, voters could still cast a ballot without identification. For the November 2012 elections, a voter could cast a ballot without identification, but was required to sign an affidavit. After the election, the New Hampshire Attorney General planned to contact each person who signed an affidavit to verify his or her identity. A strict photo ID requirements took effect in 2015.[44]

New Jersey If identification was not provided at the time of registration or if the identification information could not be verified, a voter must show identification at the polling place. Valid forms of identification include the following: any current and valid photo ID or bank statement, car registration, government check or document, etc. Otherwise, a voter is not required to present identification at the polls. Link
New Mexico A voter must show identification only if he or she mailed his or her registration application and did not provide verification of his or her identification at that time. Valid forms of identification include photo and non-photo IDs. Link
New York A non-photo form of identification is required to vote on Election Day.[45] Link
North Carolina Beginning in 2016, voters will be asked to present photo identification at the polls.
Note: On July 25, 2013, the North Carolina legislature passed a voter identification law. The law "limits the kind of identification that voters can use at the polls to a North Carolina driver’s license, a state-issued ID card, a military ID, or a U.S. passport."[46][47] Governor Pat McCrory (R) signed the bill into law on August 12, 2013.[48] Parts of the law took effect in 2014, although primary photo identification requirements were not scheduled to take effect until 2016.[48][49] Two lawsuits were filed after the governor signed the bill. These suits alleged that the law discriminated against minority groups.[50] On September 30, 2013, the United States Department of Justice sued the state over the requirements, charging that the law's new limits on voting discriminated against minorities and thus violated the Voting Rights Act.[51][52] Both the state and federal cases were scheduled to go to trial in July 2015.[53] North Carolina was the first state to approve a voter identification law after the United States Supreme Court struck down portions of the federal Voting Rights Act in June 2013.[46]
North Dakota Voters must present identification before voting. Identification must include the voter's name, residential address and date of birth. More than one form of identification may be used if necessary. Valid forms of identification when voting at a polling place include a driver's license, state ID card, tribal ID card, student ID card from a North Dakota college or university or a long-term care facility ID card from a North Dakota care facility. If voting absentee or by mail, a U.S. passport, military ID or attester may also be used. If using an attester, the attester must provide one of the valid forms of identification already listed and sign the absentee or mail-in ballot to attest to the voter's North Dakota residency and eligibility to vote.[54]
Note: On April 6, 2013, the North Dakota State Senate approved a voter identification bill that eliminated the voter affidavit process and required identification from voters. The bill (HB 1332) passed by a 30-16 vote.[55][56] On April 12, 2013, the North Dakota House of Representatives voted 68-24 to pass the bill, and on April 19, 2013, it was signed into law.[57][58]
Ohio On Election Day at the polling place, every voter must announce his or her full name and current address. Additionally, voters must provide identification. A photo ID is not required. Link
Oklahoma Oklahoma State Question 746, approved in 2010, requires every voter to show proof of identity before receiving a ballot. Valid forms of identification must include the name of the voter, a photograph and an expiration date that is after the date of the election. Link
Oregon Oregon is a vote-by-mail state. When registering to vote, a voter must provide his or her driver's license or state ID card.[59] Link
Pennsylvania First-time voters must present identification at the polls. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification.[60]
Note: A law requiring all Pennsylvania voters to present photo identification was signed into law by Governor Tom Corbett in March 2012.[61] On July 25, 2012, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court heard a challenge against the law from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other voting rights groups.[62] On August 16, 2012, Judge Robert Simpson dismissed the challenge.[63] Supporters and opponents next argued the validity of the voter ID law before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on September 13, 2012.[64] On September 18, 2012, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a 4-2 per curiam (unsigned) decision that sent the case back to the trial court.[65][66] The state's high court asked the trial court "to ensure there is 'liberal access' to new voting-only IDs and there will be 'no disenfranchisement' of voters on Nov. 6."[67] In response, a judge ruled that the Pennsylvania voter ID law could remain intact for the 2014 general election.[68] However, a narrow injunction permitted those without IDs to cast a ballot.[69] The state's voter ID law was also not enforced for the May 2013 primary election.[70] On January 17, 2014, Judge Bernard McGinley of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down the requirement that all voters must present photo identification, claiming that this part of the law was unconstitutional because it lacked a way to give voters liberal access to voter photo IDs. These photo IDs had to be obtained through Department of Transportation licensing centers, of which there were only 71 across the state at the time, many with limited hours. Judge McGinley argued that this was an inconvenience to voters and could easily disenfranchise them. The ruling did not strike down the entire law, but it did prohibit the state from enforcing the photo ID requirement.[71] On January 27, 2014 lawyers on behalf of Gov. Tom Corbett filed a request that Judge Bernard McGinley reconsider his ruling to strike down the voter ID requirement.[72] McGinley denied the request.[73] On May 8, 2014, Corbett announced that he would not be appealing the court ruling and would instead work with the Pennsylvania State Legislature to work on changes to the original law.[74]
Rhode Island Photo identification is required at the polls. If a voter is unable to present photo ID, a provisional ballot may be cast that will be counted if the signature given matches the one on the voter registration.[75] Link
South Carolina All voters are required to present photo identification at the polls. This includes a state driver's license, an identification card, a voter registration card that includes a photo, a federal military ID or a U.S. passport. A voter can receive a free photo ID from his or her county voter registration office by providing his or her name, date of birth and the last four digits of his or her Social Security number.[76]
Note: South Carolina’s photo identification law was first submitted for pre-clearance to the United States Department of Justice in 2011 and was denied. Though the state applied for reconsideration, it was again denied pre-clearance on June 29, 2012.[77][78] South Carolina then took the law to court, and in October 2012, a panel of federal judges blocked the law for the 2012 general election. The judges ruled that, given the short time remaining before the election, the law put a burden on minority voters that violated the Voting Rights Act. However, the judges also said there was nothing inherently discriminatory about the law and that it could be utilized in elections after 2012.[79] South Carolina’s photo ID law took effect January 1, 2013.[80]
South Dakota All voters must present photo identification. Approved forms of photo identification include the following: South Dakota driver’s license or nondriver ID card, U.S. government photo ID, U.S. military ID, student photo ID from a South Dakota high school or accredited institution of higher education, or tribal photo ID. If a voter does not have a photo ID, he or she can sign a personal identification affidavit. Link
Tennessee At polling places, voters must present government-issued photo identification. Valid forms of ID do not include student ID cards from state universities.
Note: Tennessee's voter ID law has been scrutinized by several courts. On September 26, 2012, a judge ruled that Tennessee's voter ID law did not violate the state constitution.[81][82] On October 25, 2012, the Court of Appeals also upheld Tennessee's voter ID law, though the court did issue an order requiring state officials to accept Memphis library cards as government-issued photo identification. State officials announced plans to appeal this part of the ruling, arguing that library IDs were not valid because they were not issued by the state government.[83] On February 6, 2013, the Tennessee Supreme Court was asked to decide whether the state’s voter ID law deprived citizens of the right to vote, if safeguards should be implemented to prevent election fraud and if a city-issued photo library card could qualify as proper identification.[84] On April 24, 2013, Governor Bill Haslam signed into law a bill that required voters to present photo identification issued by the state of Tennessee or the United States, which rendered library cards and photo identification issued by other states invalid. However, the Tennessee Supreme Court ordered that Memphis Public Library photo IDs be accepted until the court's final ruling.[85][86] In August 2013, before the Tennessee Supreme Court issued its final ruling, the Tennessee Green Party filed a federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee's voter ID law. The Tennessee Green Party argued that the law was unconstitutional and unfair to minority voters.[87] The Tennessee Supreme Court issued its final ruling on the voter ID law on October 17, 2013, upholding the law and allowing the legislature to block the use of library cards as identification.[88]
Texas At polling places, every voter must provide a Texas driver's license, a Texas Election Identification Certificate, a Texas personal identification card, a Texas concealed handgun license, a United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph, a United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph, or a United States passport.

Note: Before Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act was overturned on June 25, 2013, Texas's photo ID law, SB 14, required pre-clearance by the United States Department of Justice before taking effect. Pre-clearance was denied on March 13, 2012, and a lawsuit was subsequently filed by the state.[89][90] On August 30, 2012, a three-judge panel in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia unanimously struck down the voter ID law. The court ruled that the law would negatively impact minority voter turnout and impose strict burdens upon the poor.[91] The state filed a lawsuit against the ruling, and on December 17, 2012, a federal court deferred those proceedings until the United States Supreme Court ruled on the constitutionality of parts of the Voting Rights Act.[92] The Supreme Court overturned portions of the Voting Rights Act in June 2013, which allowed the state's voter ID law to take immediate effect, as the state was no longer required to obtain pre-clearance for changes to election laws.[93] On August 22, 2013, the United States Department of Justice sued Texas over its voter ID law, using a different section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to claim that the law would result in "denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race, color, or membership in a language minority group.” On October 9, 2014, a federal judge struck down the law, ruling that it had been enacted "with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose." An emergency application was filed with the United States Supreme Court, which ruled on October 20, 2014, that Texas could implement its voter ID law for the 2014 general election. This decision applied only to the 2014 general election. Decisions to determine the ultimate fate of the law are pending.[94][95][96][97][98]

Utah At the polling place, a voter can either present a form of identification that bears his or her name and photograph or two forms of identification that bear his or her name and address. Link
Vermont Only first-time voters who registered by mail are required to present identification at the polls. Link
Virginia Every voter must present identification at the polls or else cast a provisional ballot. Valid identification includes the following: Virginia voter registration card, Virginia driver's license, military ID, any federal, state or local government-issued ID, employer-issued photo ID card, concealed handgun permit, student ID from any higher education institution in Virginia or a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check indicating the name and address of the voter. The identification must be current or expired only within the last year.[99]
Note: On May 20, 2012, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation to require a voter without identification to vote provisionally. This eliminated the Affirmation of Identity that had been used previously. Before it could be implemented, the new legislation had to be approved by the United States Department of Justice. On August 20, 2012, the changes were approved.[100] On February 20, 2013, the Virginia House of Representatives approved a strict photo identification bill by a vote of 65-30. The bill required all voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot. Voters without photo identification would be required to cast a provisional ballot that would only be counted if proper identification was displayed by noon on the Friday following the election.[101] On March 26, 2013, McDonnell signed the bill into law. The new law went into effect on July 1, 2014.[102][103]
Washington Washington is a vote-by-mail state. Link
West Virginia First-time voters who registered by mail must present identification. Valid identification includes photo and non-photo identification.[59] Link
Wisconsin Voters in Wisconsin are required to present photo identification at the polls.[104][105]

On March 23, 2015, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge against Wisconsin's voter identification law, thereby allowing it to take effect following the April 7, 2015, election. Previousely, on October 9, 2014, the United States Supreme Court struck down the state's photo identification requirement for the 2014 general election.[106] On September 12, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit court had ruled to permit Wisconsin to enforce photo identification requirements for the 2014 general election. The court noted that Wisconsin's requirement was “materially identical” to Indiana's statute, which was upheld by the United States Supreme Court in 2008. Wisconsin also took steps to make it easier to obtain photo ID cards to reduce concerns that the new requirement would disproportionately affect blacks and Latinos.[104] The appeals panel noted that while this was not a final action, Wisconsin should prepare voters and poll workers for the photo requirement to be enforced.[104] In April 2014, United States District Court Judge Lynn Adelman found that the law violated Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, as well as the First and Fourteenth Amendments.[104][107] The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the rulings from July, which called on officials to waive the cost of securing the documents required to obtain photo identification. The director of the American Civil Liberty Union's Voting Rights Project, Dale Ho, who has been vocal against voter photo ID laws, warned that confusion could be created by reinstating the rule so close to the November 4, 2014, election.[104]

Wyoming Photo and non-photo identification is acceptable in Wyoming. Identification must include the voter's name and address. Valid forms of identification include the following: a photo ID, a United States passport, an identification card from a state university, a Social Security card, a current utility bill, a current bank statement, etc. Link

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