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Bring a voter ID when you go vote because your vote matters! 

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Voters may use one of seven forms of photo ID listed here
Voters may use one of seven forms of photo ID listed here

  • Texas 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 (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.

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Voters without the ID listed above may still vote!
Voters without the ID listed above may still vote!

Voters without photo ID, who cannot reasonably obtain one, may sign a form and present the original or a copy of one of the following documents with the voter’s name and address to vote a regular ballot:

  • Voter registration card
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • Any other government document such as an out of state driver’s license or a Texas driver license that has been expired for more than four years. 

The form is called a "Voter's Declaration of Reasonable Impediment or Difficulty."

You must mark one of the following reasons for not presenting a photo ID:

  • Lack of transportation
  • Disability or illness
  • Lack of birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain an acceptable form of photo ID
  • Work schedule
  • Family responsibilities
  • Lost or stolen identification
  • Acceptable form of photo ID applied for but not received

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Voter ID FAQs
Voter ID FAQs
  • The name on the photo ID should match the voter registration card or be "substantially similar "If the names don't match exactly but are substantially similar, the voter will initial a box for similar name when signing in to vote.
  • The address on the photo ID does not have to match the address on the voter registration card.
  • Voter harassment - Election officials cannot question a voter about the use of an ID type and poll watchers may never question a voter about Voter ID issues
  • 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."

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Find help with your voter ID?
Find help with your voter ID?
  • Having trouble getting a valid photo ID? can help! Call/text at 844-338-8743.
  • Speak with a trained Election Protection volunteer call Election Protection - 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
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