If you possess one of the following forms of acceptable photo ID, you must present it when voting in person (*):
NOTE: Providing a Texas Driver’s License or Texas Personal ID expedites the voter qualification process.

Drivers License Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Election Identification Certificate Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
CHL Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
Naturalization Certificate United States citizenship certificate containing your photograph
State ID Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
Military ID United States Military Identification Card containing your photograph
Passport United States Passport (book or card)
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

* 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 above that has expired if the identification is otherwise valid.
Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs? Fill out a declaration at the polls describing a reasonable impediment to obtaining it, and show a copy or original of one of the following supporting forms of ID:

  • A government document that shows your name and an address, including your voter registration certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • (a) A certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes your identity (which may include a foreign birth document)

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 6 days after the election to cure their ballot by bringing approved photo identification to the Voter Registrar.

EXEMPTION: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to showing acceptable photo ID or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not present an acceptable form of photo identification or follow the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure at the polls because of certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing an acceptable form of photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure at the polls. Please contact your voter registrar for more details.

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