Glenn Johnson

commented on Voter Photo ID 2014-02-18 11:32:09 -0600
I am indigent. I have been a registered voter, at least since 1996. The photo I.D. law, championed by racially fearful white folks, was put in place to disenfranchise African-American voter, and we will continue to fight against it, just as we fought against chattel slavery, black codes, Jim Crow laws, white primaries, etc.

Voter Photo ID


The Texas Legislature passed a bill implementing a photo identification requirement for Texas voters.  To vote in the next election you must present AT LEAST ONE of the following forms of ID.  

If you do not have one of these forms of identification, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page so we can contact you and help provide guidance.  


Accepted Forms of Identification:


1.  A Texas Driver License or personal identification card - unexpired or less than 60 days expired.  Issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS).




2.  A Texas Concealed Handgun License - unexpired or expired less than 60 days, issued by DPS. 






3.  United States Military identification card - containing the person's photograph.





4.  U.S. citizenship certificate with photograph, or U.S. passport - unexpired or expired less than 60 days.





If you do not have ANY of the above listed items, fill out the box below.  



5.  Texas Election identification certificate - If you do not have ANY of the above listed items, you can apply for a Texas Election identification certificate.  You can receive this ID for FREE if you do not have any of the other forms of identification listed above.  You can find out more information about obtaining this ID at this link.  

To find the DPS location nearest to you, click this link.




Exemptions from Photo ID requirement

No photo ID is needed if you vote by mail.  Those with documented disabilities can call the County Voter Registrar at 713-368-2000.