Texas Voter ID Requirements

 

FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION​

When you go to vote in an election in Texas, you must already be registered to vote about 29 days prior to the election..

In-person Voting for Citizens WITH Photo ID

If you are registered and you bring with you one of the forms of photo ID listed below, you may vote without doing anything further:

  • 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 license to carry a handgun 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 (book or card)

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire:

  • For voters aged 18-69, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

  • For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

In-person Voting for Citizens WITHOUT Photo ID

If you are a registered voter but do not have one of the forms of photo ID listed above and have difficulty obtaining one, you may sign a one-page form (called the Reasonable Impediment Declaration). You must then present one of the following supporting documents, and you may vote using a regular (not provisional) ballot:

  • Valid voter registration certificate

  • Certified birth certificate (must be an original)

  • Copy of or original current utility bill

  • Copy of or original bank statement

  • Copy of or original government check

  • Copy of or original paycheck

  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

 

For more information on required identification, go to the VoteTexas.gov website, the official state website for voting information.

The League of Women Voters

of Richardson

 

300 North Coit Road, Suite 125

Richardson, TX  75080

972-470-0584

Email: league@lwvrichardson.org

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Last revised: September 23, 2020 10:25 CDT

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