Polls are open until 7:00 p.m. Saturday across Texas for the Uniform Election. Voters are reminded to take a photo ID to the polls.
Some communities are holding elections to decide on everything from mayoral and school board races to bond issues and who will fill a vacant seat in Texas Senate District 4. That seat was left vacant when former state Sen. Tommy Williams resigned.
The upcoming state primary runoff election, which will happen May 27 also requires photo ID for in person voting.
There are seven state approved forms of photo ID, including an Election Identification Certificate (EIC) which can be obtained for free from any DPS driver license office, according to Texas Secretary of State, Nandita Berry
To cast a ballot in person, registered voters need to present one of the following approved forms of photo ID:
Texas Driver License – issued by the Department of Public Safety (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 – issued by the U.S. government
EIC – issued free by DPS
Polling places opened at 7:00 a.m. Saturday and will remain open until 7:00 p.m.