Many states now require Voter ID at the polls in order to vote. Find out your state's ID requirements so you know what to bring with you to cast your ballot.
Do all voters need ID?
ID required for first time voters?
ID required when voting absentee?
Acceptable ID Types for Texas
Texas voters must show ID at the polls in order to vote. The following forms of ID are accepted: All IDs must contain a photo and be either unexpired or expired up to four years, unless voter is age 70 or older, then the document can be expired.
- Texas driver's license
- Texas election ID certificate
- Texas personal ID card
- Handgun license
- Military ID card
- US Passport
- US Citizenship certificate
- Voter registration certificate or
- Certified birth certificate or
- Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government document/check with voter's name and any address or
- Any other government document showing the voter's name and an address (ex: out-of-state license)
Voter ID Details
Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS driver's license offices during regular business hours.
What happens when you go to vote without an ID
You will vote using a provisional ballot.
Trans and Non-Binary Voters
Click here for state specific information for updating your ID and voter registration.
More Questions? Get Chat Help
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