New Photo Voter Identification Requirements
The Texas Legislature passed Senate Bill 14, creating a new photo voter identification requirement for voter qualification in all elections in Texas beginning January 1, 2012.
The new law requires all voters to present one of the following forms of photo identification in order to be eligible to vote:
Driver's license, election identification certificate, personal identification card, or concealed handgun license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety
United States citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph
United States Military identification card containing the person's photograph
United States passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
There are several exemptions to the voter identification requirement. For more information, please visit the Vote Texas.