Acceptable Forms Of ID & Address Verification

Here is a quick explanation of the types of documents that satisfy the identity verification and the address verification required to register to vote.

Verify Your Identity

In order to register to vote, the Clerk's Office must verify your identity and your address. These items are acceptable identity verification.

  • Passport or Military ID
  • Driver's License or State ID card
  • College/University/School/Work ID
  • Vehicle registration card
  • Lease, mortgage or deed to home
  • Credit or debit card
  • Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid card
  • Insurance card
  • Civic, union or professional membership card
  • LINK/Public Aid/Department of Human Services card
  • Illinois FOID card

Examples of first-class mail addressed to voter that can be used as ID:

  • Bill, Transcript or Report Card from School
  • Bank Statement, Pay Stub, or Pension Statement Utility
  • Medical or Insurance Bill
  • Official mail from any government agency


Verify Your Address

These items are acceptable address verification. Your ID verification cannot also be your address verification. They have to be separate documents.

  • Lease, current
  • University of Illinois Residence Hall assignment, paper or digital, current semester
  • Utility bill, last 30 days
  • Bank statement, last 30 days
  • Government check, last 30 days
  • Paycheck, last 30 days
  • Shipping notification, last 30 days
  • Car registration, if the car was registered in the last 30 days

A digital version is acceptable as long as the voter’s name, address, and an “issue date” are all be readable on the digital document.

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