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Texas Secretary of State Reminds Texas Voters to Bring Photo ID to the Polls for Tomorrow’s Primary Election

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

AUSTIN, TX – Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry is wrapping up the Primary Election phase of the state’s Vote Texas campaign to ensure all eligible Texas voters have the information they need to cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election. This year’s outreach efforts have emphasized the new photo ID law, which requires registered voters to bring an approved photo ID with them to the polls.

“I encourage all Texas voters to get the facts about voting and exercise their right to help choose our candidates for local, state and federal elections in November,” said Secretary Berry. “Whether it’s on TV, radio, social media or VoteTexas.gov, I am reminding Texans to bring an approved photo ID to the polls this year. There are seven options available to comply with the photo ID law and the State of Texas is taking every possible action to make the process simple and easy.”

To cast a ballot in person, registered voters need to present one of the following approved forms of photo ID:

  • Texas Driver License – issued by the 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

Voters should visit www.VoteTexas.gov for helpful information regarding how and where to vote, and can also call the Secretary of State’s toll-free hotline, 1-800-252-VOTE. They can also contact their county elections office to locate their polling place. All polling places in Texas are scheduled to open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on March 4.

Texans can also stay up to date by following the Secretary of State on Twitter and Instagram, as well as “liking” VoteTexas on Facebook.