IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING
IN THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 ELECTION
* According to the 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.
Texas requires voters to present an approved form of photo identification to vote at the polls. To facilitate the voter qualification process when YOU go to the poll, YOU should:
Review the list of approved Photo IDs and make sure YOU have one;
Make sure YOUR State Approved Photo ID is current;
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the Photo ID must be unexpired or expired less than 60 days;
Verify that the name the Voter Registrar has on file for YOU matches the name on one of the State approved Photo IDs.
YOU may visit
to update YOUR 'Voter Name and Address'.
Approved Photo IDs
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 neither 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.
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.
Voter ID Resources