Required Identification for Voting in Person
As of 10/9/14, a judge has ruled that the law requiring Photo ID will not be observed in the upcoming November election. It is anticipated that an appeal to this ruling will be filed. Therefore, at this time, photo ID will not be required to vote in November. Because the law is changing from requiring ID to not requiring ID, a list of acceptable forms of ID for each situation is listed below.
IF PHOTO ID is not required, the Identification requirements will consist of the following:
Voter should present Voter Registration Certificate.
If the voter does not have a Voter Registration Certificate, the following acceptable forms of ID are:
- a driver’s license or personal identification certificate issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety or similar documents from another state;
- a form of identification that contains a photograph that establishes a person’s identity (such as an employee identification card);
- a birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes a person’s identity;
- United States citizenship papers;
- a United States passport;
- official mail addressed to the person by name from a governmental agency;
- a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter; or
- any other form of identification presented by the Secretary of State’s office.
IF PHOTO ID is required, the following Identification requirements will consist of:
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
We hope you have found this information helpful. Should you need additional information, please contact our office via telephone at 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) or via email at email@example.com.