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Texas DPS to help voters meet ID requirements for Nov. 5 election


The new Voter ID law, effective June 14, requires all voters, who vote in person during the Nov. 5 constitutional amendment election and all future elections, to present a valid ID before receiving a ballot.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Texas driver license issued by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Electronic Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  • US Military ID containing voter’s photo
  • US citizenship certificate containing voter’s photo
  • US passport

With the exception of the US citizenship certificate, the ID must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before bring presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

A Texas Department of Public Safety mobile station will be traveling to Clay County to issue EIC’s to voters who do not have one of the acceptable forms of identification.  DPS will set up in the Clay County Courthouse Annex commissioners’ court room near the center entrance of the building during the first week of Early Voting, October 21 – October 25.

The procedure to obtain an EIC is explained on the DPS website.


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