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Oct 21.13

Rep. Bonnen reminds voters photo ID is required for November 5th Election

Friendswood, TX- State Representative Greg Bonnen reminds voters that photo identification will now be 
required for voting in person. 
“The integrity of our democratic system depends on our ability to verify that voters are clearly identified when 
they appear at the polling station. Showing a government-issued photo ID is the election clerk’s front-line 
safeguard to prevent fraudulent voting,” said Representative Bonnen, “and it is every Texan’s responsibility to 
be prepared to prove who they are prior to casting their ballots.” 
A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before 
the voter will the voter will be permitted to cast a ballot: 
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United State military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate contacting the person’s photograph
- United State passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more 
than 60 days before being presented at the polling place. 
Election Identification Certificates are available from DPS for eligible voters who do not have any of the other 
approved forms of ID. There no fee for an Election Identification Certificate. More information is available at:
This photo ID requirement is only for voters casting a ballot in person. Registered voters age 65 and older and 
those with a disability may vote by mail in any election. 
Elections offices are encouraging voters to update their voter registrations to reflect the names on their 
IDs. Voters may use IDs that do not exactly match the name on their voter registrations if the names are 
substantially similar but will have to sign an affidavit stating that they are the same person. Voters may look 
up their registration at and, if their name is not an exact match, they can update their voter 
registration online through 
“Texans have plenty of time to prepare for this new requirement.” said Bonnen. “As we prepare for the 
November Constitutional Election, followed shortly thereafter by the Party Primaries next spring and the 2014 
Midterms next fall, I am certain that the Photo ID requirement will be easily adapted to by all of our state’s 
voters, who already overwhelmingly support our efforts to implement this critical anti-fraud measure.”
To check and update their registrations, voters can visit or call (800) 252-VOTE for 
more information. For more information about photo ID requirements including exemptions, visit
Information on how to obtain an election identification certificate if you do not have another form of approved 
identification can be found at

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