AUSTIN – Beginning Monday, Oct. 20, qualified Texas voters will have the opportunity to vote early in the Nov. 4 General Election. Early Voting runs through Friday, Oct. 31.
“I encourage voters to take full advantage of the ease and convenience of voting early,” said Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry. “During Early Voting, voters may cast their ballots at any polling place in their county of residence, choosing a time and polling place that is most convenient for their schedule.”
This will be the fourth statewide election with the photo ID requirement in effect for in-person voting. To cast a ballot in-person, voters should present one of the following approved forms of photo ID:
1. Texas Driver License – issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
2. Texas Personal Identification Card – issued by DPS
3. Texas Concealed Handgun License – issued by DPS
4. United States Military Identification card containing the person’s photograph
5. United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
6. United States Passport – issued by the U.S. government
7. Election Identification Certificate – issued free by DPS
Any citizen who does not have an approved ID can apply for a free Election Identification Certificate at a DPS driver license office. In addition to DPS driver licenses offices, EICs are also available at EIC mobile stations. A list of mobile station dates is available at VoteTexas.gov.
In almost all cases, voters voting by mail will not need to present a photo ID. Texans age 65 and older and people with disabilities are automatically qualified to vote by mail. However, the last day to request a ballot by mail in time for the Nov. 4 Election is Friday, Oct. 24.