Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do Voter ID laws decrease the turnout of minority voters?

No. This is a false narrative.  Voter ID laws have been proven to have no effect on the turnout of ANY demographic of voters.

Q: What if I cannot afford an ID to prove my identity?

If a voter would experience financial hardship in applying for a state photo ID card, a Voter Access Fund will pay for the ID card. No financial barrier will exist for any voter in getting the photo ID they need to vote — and to participate in the economy every day.

Q: What does requiring voter ID actually do for election integrity?

Requiring ID authenticates a person’s Identity, ensuring that they are a US citizen before allowing them to cast a ballot in a US election.  Thus significantly decreasing impersonation fraud, voting under fictitious or deceased citizens names, double- voting, and voting by those who are not US citizens.

Q: Why should I care about election fraud?

Every time an illegal vote is cast, it decreases the power of a legitimate vote.

Q: What if I forget my ID when going to cast my ballot?

Your precinct will give you a provisional ballot that you can fill out.  This ballot will be cast once you show proof of identity within six days of Election Day.

Q: How will requiring IDs stop voter fraud when it comes to absentee voting?

Those voting via an absentee ballot will prove their identity by including on their application either their Drivers’ License Number or State Identification number, and the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

Q: If you have an ID, do you still have to register to vote?

Yes!  Registering to vote already exists to help verify a person’s eligibility to vote in their community. Requiring an ID when casting your vote adds another layer of confirmation that you are who you say you are, thus helping to secure our elections. Here is a link to register to vote if you haven’t yet!

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