IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING
IN THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 ELECTION
* According to the Interim Federal Court Order
Registered voters who have been issued and possess one of the following forms of photo identification MUST present the identification to vote at the poll.
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
If a voter has NOT been issued or does NOT possess an approved form of Photo ID, the voter must swear or affirm and sign a declaration of reasonable impediment under penalty of perjury AND present one of the following forms of identification to vote regularly.
- 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 do not have any of the above forms of identification will be permitted to 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.
Voter ID Resources