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Statement by Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry on Supreme Court Action regarding Photo ID

October 18, 2014
Contact: Alicia Pierce or Jeff Hillery
512/ 463-5770

AUSTIN — Below is a statement from Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry.

“Following today's action by the U.S. Supreme Court, photo ID will be required at the polls this election. Early voting begins Monday, and Texans will need to bring one of seven legislatively approved forms of photo ID if voting in person, just as they have in the last three statewide elections.”

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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