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

May 8, 2014
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Jeff Hillery
512/ 463-5770

AUSTIN, TX – Secretary of State Nandita Berry is reminding Texas voters to bring photo ID to the polls for Saturday’s Uniform Election. Some communities are holding elections to decide on everything from mayoral and school board races to bond issues and who will fill a vacant seat in Texas Senate District 4. Saturday’s Uniform Election is not to be confused with the upcoming state primary runoff election, which is May 27 and also requires photo ID for in person voting.

“My advice to voters is to be prepared. Check now and make sure you have the required photo ID if you plan to vote in person in Saturday’s special election,” Secretary Berry said. “There are seven state approved forms of photo ID, including an Election Identification Certificate (EIC) which can be obtained for free from any DPS driver license office.”

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
  • EIC – issued free by DPS

Voters should visit www.VoteTexas.gov for helpful information on photo ID. Polling places for this Saturday’s Uniform Election are scheduled to open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. 

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