IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED FOR VOTING
IN THE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 ELECTION

* According to the Interim Federal Court Order
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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.

Drivers License Texas driver license issused by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS); current or have expired no more than 4 years
Election Identification Certificate Texas Election Identification Certificate issused by DPS; current or have expired no more than 4 years
CHL Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS; current or have expired no more than 4 years
Naturalization Certificate United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
State ID Texas personal identification card issued by DPS; current or have expired no more than 4 years
Military ID U. S. military identification card containing the person’s photograph; current or have expired no more than 4 years
Passport United States passport; current or have expired no more than 4 years
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
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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.

  • Voter Registration Certificate
  • Certified Birth Certificate
  • Bank Statement displaying a voter's
    name and address
  • Government check or paycheck displaying a
    voter's name and address
  • Utility Bill displaying a voter's name and address
  • Other government document displaying a voter's name and address

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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