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Mobile Election Identification Certificate station is coming to Prairie View A&M

October 18, 2017
Contact: Sam Taylor

AUSTIN — A mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates will be at the Memorial Student Center at Prairie View A&M University on Thursday, October 19th, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Memorial Student Center is located at 155 L.W. Minor Street, Prairie View, Texas 77446. Election Identification Certificates are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do not have one of the other six approved forms of photo ID for voting in person. The other six approved forms of photo ID for voting in person other than Election Identification Certificates are:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas license to carry a handgun 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 approved photo ID (including an Election Identification Certificate) must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.

Applicants for an Election Identification Certificate will need to present proof of citizenship and identity. For many applicants that means a birth certificate and two forms of supporting documentation. A complete list of documentation requirements is available.

Election Identification Certificates are issued by the DPS and are available at DPS driver license offices. Mobile stations provide additional locations for voters to acquire an Election Identification Certificate. The stations are made available by a joint initiative with the Texas Secretary of State’s office and DPS. Only Election Identification Certificates will be issued from these mobile stations. A list of Election Identification Certificate mobile stations locations can be found on VoteTexas.gov. Locations will be added as they are finalized.

The Texas Secretary of State's office reminds eligible voters that, if they possess one of the seven approved forms of photo ID, including an Election Identification Certificate, they must use that ID to vote. As noted above, an approved photo ID may be expired up to four years.  Those who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why they are reasonably unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID and (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation such as a utility bill or a voter registration certificate.

Learn more about required identification for voting in person.

Voters with questions about how to cast a ballot can visit VoteTexas.gov or call 1-800-252-VOTE. Texans can join the #VoteTexas conversation this election by following Vote Texas’ FacebookTwitter and Instagram social media platforms.

Please note: Staff at the Election Identification Certificate mobile stations are not authorized to go on the record. For a press statement, please use the listed contact.