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Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson Promotes Voter Education in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Partners with Texas Woman's University to Educate Students on ID Requirements for 2024 Elections

February 7, 2024
Contact: Alicia Pierce
512-463-6116

Fort Worth – Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson took her 2024 voter education tour to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex today, speaking at Texas Woman’s University in Denton and the Tarrant County Elections Center in Fort Worth.

“As a former educator, I am passionate about encouraging civic engagement among students and thank Texas Woman’s University for partnering with me on this tour,” Secretary Jane Nelson said. “Elected leaders make policy decisions that affect our future, and young adults have the opportunity to make their voices heard.”

“Texas Woman’s is thrilled to be part of this campaign to educate Texas voters on the election process,” Texas Woman’s University Chancellor Carine Feyten said. “We take our commitment to women’s leadership very seriously and recognize the integral role a university can play in furthering civic engagement among our faculty, staff and students.”

The voter education tour is designed to ensure Texans know where to go for official voting information, including vote-by-mail requirements and the acceptable forms of photo ID voters can present at the polls.

This includes the seven approved forms of photo ID Texans can use to vote in person:

  • Texas Driver License
  • Texas Personal Identification Card
  • Passport
  • Texas Handgun License
  • Military Identification Card
  • Citizenship Certificate
  • Texas Election Identification Card

Voters who do not have and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven approved forms of photo ID can fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration at the polls and present an alternative form of identification, such as a utility bill, bank statement, government check, or a voter registration certificate.

Some college students, like other Texans, may be away from their county of registration during both the early voting period and Election Day. These voters should consider a plan to vote by mail.

February 23 is the last day to apply for a ballot by mail, and early voting runs from February 20 through March 1. Election day is March 5. For more information on ID requirements and voting deadlines, please visit VoteTexas.gov for official information or call 1-800-252-VOTE.

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