NEWS RELEASE from the office of State Senator Judith Zaffirini

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2013
Contact: Will Krueger, (512) 463-0121

Senator Zaffirini Announces Mobile Election ID Stations Coming to Laredo, Bruni, Mirando City and Rio Bravo

(AUSTIN)—Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, today (Tuesday) announced that Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be available at mobile stations in Webb County from Wednesday, Oct. 9, through Friday, Oct. 11.

"Because of the recent implementation of Texas' new voter ID law, it is critical that all Texas voters have a proper form of identification before going to the polls this November," Senator Zaffirini said. "The EIC is one of seven forms of ID that will be accepted."

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 Nov. 5 election will be the first statewide election with photo ID requirements in effect.

"EICs are available from DPS driver's license offices throughout Texas, but these mobile units will enhance EIC access for South Texas communities," Senator Zaffirini said. "It is my hope that citizens who need them will visit the stations in Laredo, Bruni, Mirando City and Rio Bravo."

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:

Applicants for an EIC will need to provide 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 via http://www.dps.texas.gov/driverlicense/eicdocreqmnts.htm

The EIC mobile station will be at the following locations during the following times:

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Rio Bravo Community Center
1600 Orquidia Lane
Rio Bravo, Texas 78046

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Bruni Community Center
303 12th Street
Rio Bravo, Texas 78046

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Santa Teresita Community Center
15014 Highway 59
Laredo, Texas 78040

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
F.A. Salinas Community Center
2600 Maryland Avenue
Laredo, Texas 78040

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
E. Salinas Community Center
917 N. Main Street
Mirando City, Texas 78369

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Laredo Specialty Hospital
2005 Bustamante Street
Laredo, Texas 78041

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Doctors Hospital
10700 McPherson Road
Laredo, Texas 78045

9 a.m.-4 p.m.
F. and A. Bruni Community Center
452 W. Rancho Peņitas Road
Laredo, Texas 78045

Friday, Oct. 11, 2013

11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Billy Hall Administration Building
1110 Washington Street
Laredo, Texas 78040

11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Providence Health Center
230 Calle del Norte
Laredo, Texas 78041

11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Laredo Medical Center
1700 E. Saunder Street
Laredo, Texas 780441

11 a.m.-7 p.m.
KLDO
222 Bob Bullock Loop
Laredo, Texas 78043



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SENATOR JUDITH ZAFFIRINI, D-Laredo, believes strongly in civic participation. She urges SD 21 constituents to register to vote and to ensure they have proper photo ID for the Nov. 5 election.

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