AUSTIN, October 28, 2013 – Two mobile election ID stations will be in Liberty County to issue Election Identification Certificates (EICs) on Thursday, Oct. 31, and Friday, Nov. 1.
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. The November 5 Election will be the first statewide election with photo ID requirements in effect.
Applicants for an EIC would normally have to travel to a Department of Public Safety (DPS) driver license office in order to get an EIC, but these mobile stations will provide improved opportunity to get an EIC closer to home. The stations are made available by a joint initiative with 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:
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.
See below for schedule. Dates and times are subject to change. Check www.votetexas.gov for the latest dates, locations and times.
Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1 (all locations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)