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Acceptable Forms of Identification
Texas law requires that an acceptable form of voter identification be presented when voting in person during Early Voting and Election Day. Examples of acceptable IDs are shown here.
Texas Drivers License

Texas Driver's License

U.S. Military ID Card [right]

U.S. Military ID Card
Texas DPS Identification Card

Texas DPS Identification Card

U.S. Government
VA ID Card
[right]

Veterans Administration ID Card
Texas Voter ID Card

Texas Election
Identification Certificate

Texas Handgun License [right]

Sample image of a Handgun License

U.S. Certificate of Citizenship

U.S. Government Certificate of Citizenship [above]

U.S. Government Passport [right]

U.S. Passport
Exempt Voter Registration Card
Exempt Voter Registration Card
(Must be 50% disabled to obtain)

Under an order by a federal judge that applies to the November 8, 2016 general election, if a voter does not possess one of the forms of identification shown above and cannot reasonably obtain one the voter may fill out a "Reasonable Impediment Declaration," present one of the supporting forms of ID shown below and vote a regular ballot. In doing so, the voter is attesting under penalty of perjury that he or she doesn't have or possess one of the acceptable forms of identification (shown above) and cannot reasonably obtain one.

Please note, if a voter has (possesses) one of the forms of ID shown above, but fails to bring it with him or her to the polling place, that person may either go and retrieve it and vote a regular ballot or vote a provisional ballot. Those choosing to vote a provisional ballot will have six days following Election Day to bring their acceptable form of ID to the Voter Registrar's office (locted at 722 Moody Avenue, Galveston) and "cure" their provisional ballot so that it will be accepted for counting.

Forms of Supporting Identification
that a voter may present if he or she does not possess one of the
"Acceptable Forms of Identification" outlined in the Texas Election Code
and cannot reasonably obtain one.
  • A valid Voter Registration Card;

  • A Certified Birth Certificate (it must be an original, not a copy);

  • A copy or original of a current utility bill;

  • A copy or original of a bank statement;

  • A copy or original of a government check;

  • A copy or original of a pay check; or

  • A copy or original of another government document with the voter's name and an address on it (if it has a photograph, it must be an original).