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Take your ID with you to vote
Early voting in the March 4 primary election ends Friday, Feb. 28. Voters are reminded that identification is required to cast a ballot in Texas.
Acceptable identification includes:
•Texas driver license -- unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
•Texas personal identification card -- unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
•U.S. passport book or card -- unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
•Texas concealed handgun license -- unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
•U.S. Military identification with photo -- unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
•U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo
•Election Identification Certificates (EIC).
Election Identification Certificates are available at driver license offices, with select offices open on Saturdays, and at mobile stations in select counties. Additionally, select county offices will be issuing EICs at the local level.
Obtain an EIC at:
•Any of the more than 220 Texas driver license offices during regular business hours
•Select driver license offices on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EIC transactions only)
•DPS EIC mobile station locations (EIC transactions only); locations can be found at http://bit.ly/1fjsxEG.
•Select county locations issuing only EICs at the local level.
Karnes County residents may apply for EICs by contacting County Judge Barbara N. Shaw at 830-780-3732 or Barbara.firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for an EIC, take documentation to verify U.S. citizenship and identity. Applicants must be Texas residents, eligible to vote in Texas, and be 17 years and 10 months or older.
The EIC is free to qualifying applicants and is valid for six years. These can only be used for the purpose of voting in an election and may not be used as personal identification.
For more information on voting in Texas, visit the Secretary of State’s website:
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