Voter ID Requirement

Photo ID FAQs

Effective Immediately!
Required Photo Identification for Voting in Person

Voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections.

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Photo ID Informational Flyer

Examples of acceptable forms of ID are listed below.  Identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place; except for the United States citizenship certificate.

Driver's License

Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Driver's License - Under 21

Texas driver license – Under 21 issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Personal Identification Card

Texas personal identification card issued by DPS.

DPS Receipts

Receipts are issued at DPS locations when you apply for a driver’s license, identification card, or EIC.

Concealed Handgun License

Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS.

Uniformed Services ID Card

There are four versions of Uniformed Services ID Cards issued in four different colors: orange, pink, blue and green.

Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC)

Exception – CACs with a blue bar across the name signify that the cardholder is a non-U.S. citizen, and may not be a qualified voter. Contractors will have a green bar, which will be sufficient for use if other qualifications are met.

Veterans Affairs ID Cards

Veteran Identification Card

Veteran Health Identification Card

U.S. Certificates

U.S. Certificate of Citizenship

U.S. Certificate of Naturalization

U.S. Passport

U.S. Passport

U.S. Passport card

Permanent Exemption

If a voter has applied for and received a permanent exemption to the photo ID requirement, they will provide a voter registration certificate with an (E) notation.