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Statement by Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry on photo ID and the Nov. 4 Election

October 14, 2014
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Jeff Hillery
512/ 463-5770

AUSTIN — This afternoon the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a stay on the injunction of the enforcement of photo ID legislation as it applies to the Nov. 4 Election. Below is a statement from Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry.

“Today the court issued a stay that means photo ID requirements will continue to be in effect for the November 4 Election, just as they have been for the last three statewide elections. Voters should prepare, as many already have, to show one of seven approved forms of photo ID if they plan to vote in person. ”

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 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.

For more information about voting in Texas, visit VoteTexas.gov, your official voting resource.

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