Patrick Osborn

Don’t Forget Photo ID When You Go To Vote

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If you don’t have a photo identification when you to to the polls November 5th, you will not be able to vote.  So the state is trying to help people meet that requirement.

(Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

(Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Alicia Pierce with the Texas Secretary of State’s office says people who don’t have an acceptable form of I.D. can obtain a free “election identification certificate” from the state.  You can obtain one at various DPS driver license offices.

Pierce says two mobile I.D. stations have also been opened in Harris county where people can get their certificate.  She says “the ‘election identification certificate’ has a photo on it and when you go to this mobile unit, you will actually get a temporary I.D. with your photo on it and you can bring that to the polls.”

The mobile I.D. stations are located at the Holman Street Baptist Church and Lone Star College’s Victory Center.
Applicants will have to provide proof of citizenship.

Early voting for the November 5th election begins Monday.  If you are voting by mail, you do not need a photo identification.

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