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.