What Texas voters need to know to be ready for Election Day

Election Day is almost here and the Texas Secretary of State's Office is the official destination for all information about how, when and where to vote. As chief elections officer, Secretary Carlos H. Cascos is committed to ensuring that all eligible Texans who want to vote have the necessary information to do so. A record 15 million Texans are registered to vote this year. This is the first presidential election in which Texas' current photo ID law is in effect. If you have been voting with an approved form of photo ID, nothing changes, except that it can now be expired for up to four years and still be valid at the polls.

If you do not possess, and cannot reasonably obtain a photo ID, you have additional options.

Seven approved forms of I.D.:

  • TEXAS DRIVER LICENSE ISSUED BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY (DPS)
  • TEXAS ELECTION IDENTIFICATION CERTIFICATE (EIC) ISSUED BY DPS
  • TEXAS PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION CARD ISSUED BY DPS
  • TEXAS LICENSE TO CARRY A HANDGUN (LTC) ISSUED BY DPS
  • U.S. MILITARY ID CARD CONTAINING THE PERSON'S PHOTOGRAPH
  • U.S. CITIZENSHIP CERTIFICATE CONTAINING THE PERSON'S PHOTOGRAPH
  • U.S. PASSPORT
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