The right to vote is a fundamental part of our democracy. Under Connecticut law, you do not need a photo ID, such as a driver's license, to vote. Poll workers may ask you for an ID, but you can cast your ballot without one. Here is what you need to know if you are a first-time or other voter in the state. 

If you are a first-time voter in a primary or general election with a federal candidate on the ballot, you can use:

  • A copy of a current, valid photo ID that shows your name and address. This does not need to be a government-issued photo ID. 
  • OR a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address
  • OR you can cast a provisional ballot without presenting any form of identification.

All other voters can use:

  • Your social security card
  • OR any pre-printed form of identification that shows your name and address, or name and signature, or name and photograph
  • OR you can sign Form ED-681, "Signatures of Electors Who Did Not Present ID," a form that allows you to affirm your identity without presenting identification. 

Keep your rights handy: download and share our "Know Your Rights: Voting and IDs in Connecticut" pocket card. 

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