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Texas Voter ID Law Now in Effect

Texas Voter ID Law Now in Effect

Texas voters are reminded to bring a photo ID when heading to the polls over the next few weeks.

Early voting is underway for Houston mayor, the Astrodome bond proposal and statewide water initiative.  Several forms of ID will be accepted, or the state will even provide one for you.

Secretary of State John Steen says voters can go to any DPS office and receive an Election Identification Certificate

“It will be a certificate with a photo on it, then later on they'll mail you the thing that actually looks like a license,” he tells KTRH News.  “But you can use the piece of paper to go vote.”

Steen says even without that, you can still cast a provisional ballot.

“What that means is you go ahead and vote, then you have six days afterward to contact county officials to straighten things out,” Steen tells KTRH News.

Early voting runs through November 1.

 

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