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Remember that in Texas, all voters are required to show an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in any election.

Acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate 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

All forms of ID must be unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting.

Where to Obtain an Election Identification Certificate (EIC):

Texans can obtain an EIC at:

How to apply for an EIC:

Applicants must visit one of the locations listed above and complete an application for a Texas Election Identification Certificate (DL-14C).


To qualify for an EIC, an applicant must:

  • Bring documentation to verify U.S. citizenship and Identity

  • Be eligible to vote in Texas (Bring a valid voter registration card or submit a voter registration application through the Texas Department of Public Safety)  

  • Be a Texas resident

  • Be 17 years and 10 months or older


To avoid delays or complications, DPS urges potential applicants to make sure they have the necessary documentation before arriving at the office.


The EIC receipt an individual receives will include their photo and can be used for voting until the permanent card is delivered by mail.


The EIC is free of charge to qualifying applicants and is valid for six years. There is no expiration date for an EIC for citizens 70 years of age or older. The EIC can only be used for the purpose of voting in an election and may not be used as personal identification.


For more information on the requirements, exemptions and process for obtaining an EIC, please visit: http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/electionID.htm.


For more information on voting in Texas, visit the Secretary of State?s website: