Registered Texas voters will be asked to show an acceptable photo ID at the polls to vote. Voters without ID can vote a regular ballot if they show an official non-photo document with their name and address and sign an affidavit.
VoteRiders provides information and free, expert assistance to help you with voter ID. We can help with renewing your expired ID, obtaining the documents needed to secure your ID, and covering the cost of getting to and from ID-issuing offices. Call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.
GUIDE TO VOTER ID RULES IN TEXAS
Cast a regular ballot if you present:
Photo ID (current or expired up to 4 years, though it can be expired more than 4 years if you are 70 years or older):
- TX driver’s license
- TX Election ID Certificate
- TX Personal ID Card
- Handgun License
- Military ID Card
- US Passport Book or Card
- US Citizenship Certificate*
If you do not have one of the above, then show:
- Voter registration certificate, or
- Certified birth certificate, or
- Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document including check** or
- Any other government document showing the voter's name and an address (e.g. an out-of-state license, a government employee ID, etc.)
Complete and sign "Reasonable Impediment Declaration" - an election officer is not permitted to question the reasonableness of your impediment to getting an ID.
* Citizenship Cert. does not expire
** with voter's name and ANY address
FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR FIRST TIME VOTERS
First-time voters, including those who have not voted in a previous Federal election or who have never voted in their county of residence in a Federal election, must present documentation proving their identity in order to complete their voter registration. This is required under the federal Help America Vote Act, enacted in 2002.