Voter ID: What are the accepted reasonable impediments?


The only reasonable impediments that the state allows are:

  • Lack of transportation.
  • Disability or illness.
  • Lack of birth certificate or other documents needed to obtain acceptable photo ID.
  • Work schedule.
  • Family responsibilities.
  • Lost or stolen photo ID.
  • Photo ID applied for but not received.


If the voter has one of the accepted IDs, they must use it. If they have one but did not bring it with them, they have to go back home and get it.


This information was written by Louis A. Bedford IV to provide Texans with updated information regarding their rights and the law as they vote in 2022. It is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace legal advice.

Mollie Finch Belt is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Examiner. She attended elementary school in Tuskegee, Ala.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Dallas, Texas. In 1961, she graduated from...

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