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1 Frequently Asked Questions about Photo IDs for Voting

2 When does the law go into effect? Beginning January 1, 2012, all voters must present photo ID at their polling place, whether voting early or on Election Day

3 Acceptable Forms of ID Tennessee Driver’s License (even if expired)

4 Acceptable Forms of ID United States Passport (even if expired)

5 Acceptable Forms of ID Other Department of Safety and Homeland Security Photo ID (even if expired)

6 Acceptable Forms of ID Other State and Federal Government IDs (even if expired)

7 Acceptable Forms of ID Other State and Federal Government IDs (even if expired)

8 Acceptable Forms of ID United States Military IDs

9 Acceptable Forms of ID Handgun Carry Permit (even if expired)

10 What forms of ID are NOT acceptable? College student ID Photo ID not issued by the federal or a state government

11 What forms of ID are not acceptable? Photo ID not issued by the federal or a state government (bank card, discount club card, county-issued card, etc.) Public or private college student ID

12 What if I don’t bring a photo ID to the polling place? You will vote a provisional ballot. You will then have until two (2) business days after Election Day to return to the election commission office or other designated location to show a valid photo ID.

13 What if I don’t have a photo ID? As of July 1, 2011, you may obtain a free photo ID to vote from the Department of Safety and Homeland Security at any participating driver service center across the state. NOTE: If you already have a valid state or federal government-issued photo ID, the Department of Safety and Homeland security will not issue a free photo ID to you.

14 What documents will I need in order to receive a free photo ID? You will need: – Proof of citizenship (such as a birth certificate) – Two proofs of Tennessee residency (such as a utility bill, vehicle registration or title, bank statement, or your voter registration card) – If your name differs from that on your primary source of identification, you will need to show proof of the changed name (such as a certified marriage certificate, divorce decree, court order, etc.)

15 What if my driver’s license does not have my photo on it? If you have no other form of valid photo ID, you may have your photo added to your current non-photo license for free at any driver service center.

16 Who is exempt? Voters who vote absentee by mail Voters who are residents in a licensed nursing home or assisted living center and who vote at the facility Voters who are hospitalized Voters with religious objection to being photographed Voters who are indigent and unable to obtain photo ID without paying a fee

17 Any questions?


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