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Mobile Election ID Stations

EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON | , Special to The Dallas Examiner | 11/11/2013, 10:02 a.m.
Texas Secretary of State
Election ID VoteTexas.org

Four mobile election ID stations will be in Dallas County and three in Harris County to issue Election Identification Certificates (EICs) on Friday, Nov. 8, and Tuesday, Nov. 12.

Election Identification Certificates 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 in all elections in the state. Texans who voted provisionally in the Nov. 5 election because they did not present an approved photo ID have until Nov. 12 to present a valid ID at their county registrar’s office.

Mobile EIC stations provide voters the opportunity to get an EIC closer to home. The stations are made available by a joint initiative between the Texas Secretary of State’s office and DPS. Only EICs will be issued from these mobile stations.

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:

•Texas driver license 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

•United States passport

Applicants for an EIC will need to present proof of citizenship and identity. For most applicants that means a birth certificate and two forms of supporting documentation. A complete list of documentation requirements is available at http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/eicDocReqmnts.htm.