Voter ID required to submit ballots in May election

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Texas voters are required to present one of seven specific forms of photo identification before they may cast their ballots. Voters must present one of the following forms of ID to vote:

  1. Texas driver’s license*
  2. Texas Election Identification Certificate*
  3. Texas personal ID card
  4. Texas License To Carry a handgun
  5. U.S. citizenship certificate with photo
  6. U.S. military ID card with photo
  7. U.S. passport

Voters who cannot obtain one of the seven acceptable forms of photo ID due to a reasonable impediment may present a supporting form of identification and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.

Supporting forms of ID that can be presented for voters with a reasonable impediment are:

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Original certified birth certificate
  • 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 voter’s name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)

For additional information regarding voter ID laws, go to the Secretary of State Office’s website, www.votetexas.gov/register-to-vote/need-id.html.

*Issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety

Source: Secretary of State Office’s website/Community Impact Newspaper

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