IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING
* According to the August 10, 2016 Interim Federal Court Order
You must now present one of the following forms of photo ID when voting in person.
NOTE: Providing a Texas Driver’s License or Texas Personal ID expedites the voter qualification process.

Drivers License Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Election Identification Certificate Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
CHL Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
Naturalization Certificate United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
State ID Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
Military ID U. S. Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
Passport United States Passport
Voters who currently do not have an approved form of photo ID may apply for an Election Identification Certificate (EIC) at no charge with the Department of Public Safety. For more information: Call (512) 424-2600 or visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/electionID.htm

* With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or, for voters aged 18-69, have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. A person 70 years of age or older may use a form of identification listed above that has expired if the identification is otherwise valid.
Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs? Fill out a declaration at the polls explaining why and bring one of the following supporting documents.

  • Valid Voter Registration Certificate
  • Certified Birth Certificate (must be an original)
  • Copy of or original Bank Statement
  • Copy of or original Government check or paycheck
  • Copy of or original current Utility Bill
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

Voters who are unable to provide an acceptable form of photo ID or an acceptable supporting document may vote provisionally.  Voters will need to sign a provisional affidavit and will have 6 days after the election to cure their ballot by bringing approved photo identification to the Voter Registrar.

EXEMPTION: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to showing ID at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not have a ID due to certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing ID at the polls. Please contact your voter registrar for more details.

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