There are several circumstances in which you must demonstrate that you are who you say you are. Two instances include cashing a check and registering to vote. ID cards, particularly ones with your image, allow you to swiftly confirm your identity. ID cards can also be used for security purposes. For example, if an employee at a retail store has their ID card stolen they can use the card's image to scan items into inventory.
In order for us to verify your identity when you cash a check, we need information such as your name, address, and birth date. Your driver's license or other ID card with this information printed on it is acceptable proof of identification.
When you register to vote, the election official will ask you many questions about where you live and who else lives in your home. They will also want to know your birthday, how old you look (if you don't look at least 18 years old), and whether you have any disabilities. Finally, they will compare the information provided on file with what they learn from you during registration. If there is a match, then your registration is confirmed. If not, then you will need to provide further evidence that you are who you claim to be before your registration can be processed.
Voting is a right that all American citizens are entitled to. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are registered to vote.
Identity verification is the process of proving that you are who you say you are and not someone trying to be you. For your login.gov account, you only need to authenticate your identity once. We'll keep a record of this for future visits.
There are two ways to identify yourself when you visit our website: through what's called "single-factor authentication" or "password authentication."
Single-factor authentication requires that you provide a single piece of information, such as a password or token, to prove that you are who you claim to be. This information must be provided every time you log in to see which pages you're allowed to view. It cannot be transferred if your login credentials are lost or stolen.
Password authentication allows you to sign in to your account without providing a special code or token. But to do this, we need to know your username and password. These can be found on the email we sent to create your account, or if you don't have an email address, then they are stored within your login.gov account's security question response page.
If you forget either your password or security question answer, you will need to authenticate yourself using another method before being able to log back in.
A government-issued photo ID card As evidence of identity, bring your driver's license, state-issued ID, or passport. These items contain your name and a picture of yourself.
Other forms of identification that show your name and address include: credit cards, bank statements, paychecks, life insurance policies, disability policies, and rent receipts. If you don't have any of these items on hand, the officer will need to contact someone who does. This person can be any of your family members or friends. The officer may also use the phone book or an online directory to find this information.
In addition to these documents, officers may ask for other proof of identity including utility bills, lease agreements, tax returns, and birth certificates. An officer cannot require you to provide information beyond what is necessary to establish your identity; doing so would be discriminatory. For example, he or she could not demand to see your credit report before verifying your identity.
If you cannot produce one of the documents listed above, you will be required to appear in court. If you do not show up for your hearing, a judge will issue a warrant for your arrest.
The most accurate method of verifying someone's identity is to seek and authenticate multiple forms of identification against the person in front of you, at least one of which is a photo ID. The more forms of identification that match, the more likely it is that you have found someone who is who they claim to be.
Two people may look exactly alike, but if one has a fake ID then it doesn't matter what picture you look at because it isn't going to match anything on file. To avoid this problem, many banks and other institutions that deal with checks or credit cards require two different forms of identification. One should show a current photo of the bearer, while the other may be an old license, bill, or voter registration card that does not show a photo of the owner.
You can also validate their identity by asking them to recite some personal information such as a username and password. This method is commonly used by Internet sites as a way to verify that you are actually who you claim to be before giving out any sensitive information (such as when logging into a private account). Reciting information back and forth between two parties over the Internet is called "two-factor authentication".
Finally, you can verify their identity by simply observing certain behavior patterns. If someone claims to be someone else, they will usually act like that person too.