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Want Your Name on Voter Registration & Photo ID to Match?

Some Texas voters report that the name on their new voter registration certification is different than in the past.

Click here for what you need to know. Click here for what you need to know.

Photo ID Still Required to Vote

Texas continues to require a photo ID to vote at the polls. The photo ID must be one of 7 photo IDs:

  • Texas DPS-issued driver's license, personal ID card, concealed carry license, election identification certificate OR
  • US government-issued passport, military ID, citizenship or naturalization certificate.
Photo ID details available here. Information on obtaining ID available .

NEW! Pay Day & Title Loans in Texas Study Committee

A study of Pay Day and Title Loans was approved at 2014 Convention. A representative Study Committee has been formed. Thanks to the following League members for serving:

  • Elizabeth Erkel and Stephanie Mace,
    Co-chairs, Collin County
  • Maxine Barkan, Austin Area
  • Linda Eichblatt, Amarillo
  • Miriam Foshay, Dallas
  • Leslie Taylor, Houston Area
  • Sharon Whittington, Tarrant County

Watch for Facts and Issues in August, 2015 to guide local League discussions. Local League consensus reports will be due December, 2015. The LWV-Texas board will adopt a position based on consensus at its February 2016 board meeting.

Study Description Study Description

LWV-TX/LWV-TEF 2012-13 Annual Report

Available here Available here

Amazon Smile Program

Do you purchase from Amazon? Donate 0.5% of your purchase to LWV-Texas every time you buy!

On your Amazon account:

  • search out Amazon Smile
  • select League of Women Voters Texas Education Fund as your charity

Thereafter, for your purchase to count for the donation, log into http://smile.amazon.com The program will send you an email to install buttons into your browser to make this step easier. Questions? Email lwvtexas@lwvtexas.org. Thank you for your donation!

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LWV of Texas
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What's New

LWV-Texas publishes the Texas Voter four times a year.

Advocacy Update

The 84th Texas Legislature is in session.

Recent Legislative Newsletter

The We Support brochure is formatted as a trifold brochure. Print, fold and share this brochure with legislators.

We Support 2015 Brochure We Support 2015 Brochure

Advocacy Papers

Online Voter Registration Online Voter Registration

Human Trafficking Position and Educational Curriculum

Position: The League of Women Voters of Texas is opposed to all forms of domestic and international human trafficking of adults and children, including sex trafficking and labor trafficking. We consider human trafficking to be a form of modern-day slavery and support measures to prevent the use of force, fraud or coercion to exploit a person for sexual or labor purposes, to prosecute traffickers and to protect victims.

LWV-Kerrville Area has developed a new community education curriculum on Human Trafficking for local Leagues to use. It has been approved by the Texas Education Agency for 4 continuing education credits for teachers.

Curriculum Curriculum

SAVE THE DATE! 2016 Convention

The 2016 state convention will be held at the Westin Memorial City Hotel, Houston, April 21-24, 2016.

LWV-TX Convention 2014

Save the dateSee convention reports in the June VOTER.

Photos

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LWV National Convention 2014

Dallas, June 6-10, 2014

Hosted by the Dallas League, the 51st LWV National Convention celebrated "Power: Our Voices, Our Votes."

For reports click here For reports click here

Highlights of Local Leagues

"Columnists to speak on Voter Apathy at LWV-Irving program"

Read story here.

"LWV-Austin Area receives Voter Registration Partner Award from Travis Co. Voter Registrar"

Read the full story here.

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Current News

League in the News

Click for references to LWV-TX.

"League of Women Voters Calls on Secretary of State to Expand and Improve Efforts to Provide Election Identification Certificates"

August 19, 2014 Read the press release.

"August 26th Marks 94th Anniversary of 19th Amendment"

Aug. 26 is the 94th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. Read the full story, here .

"League of Women Voters Focuses on Turnout"

Read the Dallas Morning News story here.

 

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