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Secretary of State Berry Reminds Texans about Election Day

Polls statewide open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4

November 3, 2014
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Jeff Hillery
512/ 463-5770

AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry is reminding Texans to bring a photo ID with them to vote in person on Election Day this Tuesday, November 4. Polls statewide will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

“I want to thank all the Texans who took advantage of early voting to cast their ballots in this election and remind those who did not that Election Day is Nov. 4,” said Secretary Berry. “Qualified Texas voters should check now and make sure they have one of the seven legislatively approved forms of photo ID if they plan to vote in person.”

Tuesday’s statewide Election will be the fourth requiring a photo ID for in person voting. That means registered voters will need to present one of the following approved forms of photo ID at the polls:

  • Texas Driver License – issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Personal Identification Card – issued by DPS
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License – issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport – issued by the U.S. government
  • Election Identification Certificate – issued free by DPS

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the photo ID must be current or expired no more than 60 days. Any citizen who does not have an approved ID can apply for a free Election Identification Certificate at a DPS driver license office.

If voters do not have a required photo ID when they come to the polls, they have the option to vote provisionally and present an approved photo ID to the county registrar within six days.

Voters can contact their county elections office to locate the most convenient polling place, or they can follow the links at www.votetexas.gov.

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