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What Photo IDs To Bring To the Polls

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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 HERE


With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or, for voters aged 18-69, have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. A person 70 years of age or older may use a form of identification listed

Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
U. S. military identification card containing the person’s photograph
Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS
United States passport
United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph

Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs?

Bring one of the following supporting documents to the polling place. The election official will help you complete a form and you’ll be able to vote.
• Valid Voter Registration Certificate
• Certified Birth Certificate (must be an original)
• Copy of or original Bank Statement
• Copy of or original Government check or paycheck • Copy of or original current Utility Bill
• Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)
If you have questions or concerns about acceptable form of ID, check before heading to the polling place by calling 713.755.6965 or visiting www.harrisvotes.com/voteyourway
Voters who are unable to provide an acceptable form of photo ID or an acceptable supporting document may vote provisionally. Voters will need to sign a provisional affidavit and will have until Monday, November 11,
2019 to cure their ballot by bringing acceptable form of identification to the Voter Registrar. EXEMPTIONS: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to showing ID at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not have a ID due to certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing ID at the polls. Please contact your voter registrar for more details.

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