Sen. Deuell announces mobile election ID stations coming assist with voter identification requirements
(Greenville) — Senator Bob Deuell (R-Greenville) announced today that Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be available from mobile stations in advance of the upcoming statewide elections.
EICs are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do not already have an approved form of photo ID, which is now required for voting in person. The November 5 Election will be the first statewide election with photo ID requirements in effect.
EICs are available from DPS driver license offices across the state, but these mobile units will help bring EIC access closer to home. The stations are made possible through a partnership with the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Department of Public Safety and working closely with County election officials.
Many Texans already have an approved form of ID and will not need or qualify for an EIC. Acceptable forms of ID in addition to an EIC are:
- Texas driver license issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
- United States passport
Applicants for an EIC will need to present proof of citizenship and identity. For most applicants that means a birth certificate and two forms of supporting identification. A complete list of identification requirements is available at http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/eicDocReqmnts.htm.
Interested citizens should check www.VoteTexas.gov for the dates, locations and times for the mobile units.