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.