Photo ID Now Required

ID Required For Texas Voters

You must present one of the following forms of photo ID when voting in person:*

  Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)  
  Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS  
  Texas personal identification card issued by DPS  
  Texas license to carry a handgun issued by DPS  
  United States military identification card containing your photograph  
  United States citizenship certificate containing your photograph  
  United States passport  


Do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these IDs? Fill out a declaration at the polls explaining why and bring one of the following supporting documents:  
  Valid voter registration certificate  
  Certified birth certificate (must be an original)  
  Copy of or original current utility bill  
  Copy of or original bank statement  
  Copy of or original government check  
  Copy of or original paycheck  
  Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph)  

*With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

Exemptions: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to showing ID at the polls. Voters with a religious objection to being photographed or voters who do not have a ID due to certain natural disasters may apply for a temporary exemption to showing ID at the polls. Please contact your voter registrar for more details.