Texas Secretary of State John Steen announced on June 25 that photo identification will now be required when voting in Texas elections. His announcement followed a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that cleared the way for photo ID requirements in Texas, originally passed by the Texas Legislature in 2011, to take effect.
A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote:
•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 States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
•United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph