SOTS: FAQ - Voter Identification


Voter ID

My new driverís license indicates that it is NOT FOR FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION. May I use it as identification at the polling place?

Yes. You may continue to use your current driverís license at the polling place when you vote. When you check-in to vote, in lieu of the driverís license, you may also show a credit card with your name and signature, an ID with your name and photograph, or any document with your name and address such as a checkbook or a utility bill.

Does the photo ID need to have the address printed on it?

No. A photo ID does not need to have your address on it. e.g.- College Student ID, Employee ID or a U.S. Passport.


Two Types of ID Requirements in CT:

  1. First time voters who:
    1. registered by mail after January 1, 2003, and
    2. are voting for the first time in an primary/election with federal candidates on the ballot and
    3. have a "mark" next to their name on the official registry list:
  • All other voters (THIS INCLUDES MOST VOTERS)
    • You must present:
      • A copy of a current and valid photo identification that shows your name and address;
      • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address;
      • Cast a provisional ballot
    • You must present:
      • 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


    • Sign a statement under penalty of false statement on Form ED-681 entitled, "Signatures of Electors Who Did Not Present ID", provided by the Secretary of the State that the elector whose name appears on the official check list is the same person who is signing the form.

    Content Last Modified on 10/4/2012 1:59:38 PM