2013 Texas elections will require state-issued photo ID - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2013 Texas elections will require state-issued photo ID

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

If you plan on voting in any state or local election this November, you're going to need more than just your voter registration card - the yellow voter ID card is no longer enough.

All Texas voters are now required to bring a state-issued photo ID with them to the polls, like your driver's license.

There are actually only seven documents issued by the state that will be accepted.

Dorothy Kennedy is the elections administrator in Lubbock County.

She says the ID can not be more than 60 days expired, and it must match your registration card.

"The names need to match or be substantially similar. So if you use Tom to Thomas, or Steve and Stephen, those are what we consider substantially similar," Kennedy said.

"We're not expecting any problems with photo ID," Kennedy said. "We're expecting people to bring their photo ID.  A lot of people use their photo ID when they come to our voting centers and early voting already."

If you need to change anything on your voter registration card to match your ID, such as your address, you have until Oct. 7 to take care of that.

Early voting begins Oct. 21.

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

Early Voting Locations

Election Day Voting Locations

Public Notice: Photo ID Mandatory to Vote in November Election

Frequently Asked Questions

Examples of acceptable forms of ID

Ballot Style 1 (Recall)

Ballot Style 2 (Amendments Only)

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