Note from the Secretary of State’s Office: Voter identification requirements are currently under review in federal court. The Secretary of State will update its website to comply with court requirements as more information is available. A copy of the most recent District Court decision is available here (PDF)
When a voter arrives at a polling location, the voter will be asked to present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID that is current or expired no more than four years. If a voter does not possess one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID and cannot obtain one due to a reasonable impediment, the voter may present a supporting form of ID and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting the voter’s reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo ID, and stating that the voter is the same person on the presented form of supporting form of ID.
Examples of acceptable forms of ID are listed below.
Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS (For more information on the EIC application process click HERE)
Texas personal identification card issued by DPS.
Here is a list of the supporting forms of ID that can be presented if the voter does not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot obtain one due to a reasonable impediment:
- Valid voter registration certificate
- Certified birth certificate (must be an original)
- 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 your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)
After presenting a supporting form of ID, the voter must execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.
Visit votetexas.gov for more information.