The 7 IDs You Can Use to Vote on Election Day

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Different year, new rules.
Still confused about which ID you can use to vote on election day? We are here to help! Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan reminds voters that photo identification will now be required to vote in person.

"Our office is working hard to ensure voters understand the new ID requirements and have all the information they need to cast their ballots," said Sullivan.

In order to vote in Texas, you will need to bring one of the following approved photo IDs to your polling place:

1. TX Driver's License issued by DPS:

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2. TX Personal ID card issued by DPS:

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3. TX concealed handgun license issued by DPS:

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4. U.S. military ID card showing your photo:

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5. U.S. citizenship certificate showing your photo:

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6. U.S. passport book or card:

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7. Election ID Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS*:

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*Voters who currently do not have an approved form of photo ID may apply for an Election Identification Certificate (EIC) at no charge with the Department of Public Safety.

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, any photo ID must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented at the polling place. This requirement is only for registered voters casting a ballot in person, not by mail. Voters age 65 and older may vote by mail.

If you haven't voted already, make your plans to vote tomorrow! Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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FattyFatBastard
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Are you sure about the expiration issue?  I was told that US Passports don't ever expire for ID purposes.

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