Elections Division
Office of the County Clerk
409) 770-5108

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID for Voters
The following ID's issued by the Texas DPS:
(These must be current or expired no more than 4 years)
Texas Driver License
Texas Driver License
Texas DPS Issued ID Card
Texas DPS Identification Card
Texas License to Carry Handgun
Texas Handgun License
Texas Election Identification Certificate
Texas Election Certificate (Free)
The following ID's issued by the United States Government:
Certificate of Citizenship
US Certificate of Citizenship
(No expiration date)
United States Passport
US Passport
Military ID
United States Uniformed Services ID
(May or may not have an expiration date)
Special Exemption to Photo ID Requirement:
Exempt Voter Certificate
Exempt Voter Certificate
(Available through County Voter Registrar for some disabled voters.)
If you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of these photo ID's, please click here.

Special Notice for a "forgotten" ID
If a voter possesses an acceptable form of photo ID but does not have it at the polling place, the voter will still be permitted to vote provisionally. The voter will have six (6) days to present an acceptable form of photo identification to the county voter registrar, or fill out the natural disaster affidavit referenced in the Exemption/Exceptions section below, or the voter's ballot will be rejected. Alternatively, a voter who possesses an acceptable form of photo ID but does not have it at the polling place may choose to leave the polling place and return before the close of the polls on election day with said acceptable form of photo ID to, if the voter would otherwise qualify, vote a regular ballot at that time.

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