Voter ID in Texas

Accepted Forms of ID

To vote in person in Texas, most voters need one of the forms of identification (ID) listed below.

Alternative Forms of ID

Voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the above seven required forms of photo ID may still vote if they fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID) at the polls and present the original version or a copy of one of the following alternative forms of identification:

After presenting one of the forms of supporting ID, the voter must fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration. Reasonable impediments identified on the Reasonable Impediment Declaration are:

A voter must qualify for one of these reasonable impediments in order to execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration. The reasonableness of your impediment cannot be questioned.

NOTE: It is a criminal violation and a voter is subject to prosecution for perjury if the voter provides a false statement or false information on a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.

Photo ID Exemptions

If you’re a voter with a disability who doesn’t have a photo ID, you may be eligible for a photo ID exemption. Get a permanent exemption from the photo ID requirement if you meet one or both of the requirements below.

Complete the Texas Secretary of State’s Disability Exemption Form and mail it, along with your proof of disability letter, to your county voter registrar so that it is received at least 30 days prior to an election.

Questions?

If you have questions, call the Disability Rights Texas Voters Hotline at 1-888-796-VOTE (8683) or send an email to vote@drtx.org.

 

Last updated: April 6, 2022
Publication Code: HA15


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