Reminder: voters photo ID is now required
Election officials in Collin county want to remind voters that photo identification is now required for voting in person.
Voters will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote:
- 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
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before presenting it at a polling place.
This photo ID requirement is for voters casting a ballot in person, not by mail. Voters age 65 and older may vote by mail.
Make sure ID & Registration names match
Election officials are encouraging voters to update their voter registrations to reflect the names on their IDs. Voters may use IDs that do not exactly match the name on their IDs if the names are substantially similar but will have to sign an affidavit stating they are the same person. Voters may look up their registration at
www.votetexas.gov, and if their name is not an exact match they can update their voter registration online at
www.votetexas.gov. You can also check your voters registration card on the
Collin County Elections website.
For more information about photo ID requirements including exemptions, visit
Information on how to obtain an
election identification certificate (if you do not have another form of acceptable ID) can be found at
NOTAR: Identificación con fotografía necesaria para votar en persona
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