Great news for Texas Voters!
New Procedures for Voting in Person
All citizens wishing to vote must be on the official list of registered voters.
Voters may use one of seven (7) forms of photo ID, listed below. IDs may be expired up to four years. (Previously IDs could be expired no more than 60 days.)
- Driver license
- Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC)
- Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
- Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
- US military identification card containing the person's photograph
- US citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph
- US passport
ADDITIONALLY, new procedures
allow registered voters without photo ID to sign a simple form* and present one of the following documents to vote a regular ballot
*The one-page form is called the "Voter's Declaration of Reasonable Impediment or Difficulty"
- Valid voter registration certificate (card)
- Certified birth certificate
- Current utility bill
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Any other government document with the individual's name and address
Prohibition of Voter Harassment
No Provisional Ballots
- Election officials cannot question a voter about the use of an ID type
- Poll watchers may never question a voter about Voter ID issues
- ID address does not have to match the voter registration address.
Voters who present one of the alternate documents and sign the declaration form "shall be permitted to vote a regular ballot."
- Declaration forms must be translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese for use in those counties required to provide voting materials in those languages.
- A signed declaration form can be rejected "only upon conclusive evidence that the person completing the declaration is not the person in whose name the ballot will be cast."