Make Your Voice Heard but Don’t Forget Your Photo ID
There's an election today, and in order to cast your vote, you will need a photo ID.
A recent ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay on an injunction of the enforcement of photo ID legislation, which means you will need a photo ID to vote this time around. What forms of ID are acceptable? Read on.
To cast a ballot in person, registered voters need to present one of the following approved forms of photo ID:
Texas Driver License – issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (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 – issued by the U.S. government
Election Identification Certificate – issued free by DPS
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the photo ID must be current or expired no more than 60 days.
For more information about voting in Texas, visit VoteTexas.gov, your official voting resource.