To find contact information for your local election official click here.: A total of 34 states have laws requesting or requiring voters to show some form of identification at the polls.32 of these voter identification laws are in force in 2016.
NCSL is unable to assist in or offer advice on specific individual voter ID needs.
We recommend that anyone interested in obtaining specific information on state voter ID requirements contact election officials in the jurisdiction where the person wishes to register and vote.
It was implemented in 2013, even as legal challenges have proceeded through the courts.
In July 2016 a federal court ruled that the law violated the Voting Rights Act.
It has been implemented, even as legal challenges have proceeded through the courts.
In July 2016 a federal court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, and that an alternative to showing an ID, such as signing an affidavit attesting to identity, must be permitted. Until the state says otherwise, NCSL will leave Wisconsin in the "strict photo voter ID" category.Please note that the information contained on this page contains information on the current, in-effect laws.A chronology of voter ID legislation since 2000 can also be found on NCSL's History of Voter ID page.See State-by-State In-Effect Voter ID Requirements (Table Two, far below) for citations and details on what IDs are accepted and what happens when a voter does not have ID. First, the laws can be sorted by whether the state asks for a photo ID or whether it accepts IDs without a photo as well.Second, the laws can be divided by what actions are available for voters who do not have ID.West Virginia's law, signed on April 1, 2016, goes into effect in 2018.