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updated 2:34 PM UTC, May 20, 2019

Voter ID law causing problems for some Tyler County residents

Texas voters must show a photo ID to vote in elections in Texas, unless they are exempt. There is an official Election Identification Certificate (EIC) that can be obtained at no cost from the Drivers License office in Woodville.

"Some of our senior citizens had a real problem with this during the primary election," said Tyler County Clerk Donece Gregory. "If a person does not have a current driver's license and no official identification, they cannot vote. Because the drivers license office is so busy in Woodville, I recommend calling the state at (512) 424-2600. They are required to come to your home at no charge to do your voter identification card if you are in need."

The following is a list of acceptable forms of ID. If you already have any of the following forms of ID, you are not eligible for an EIC: Texas driver license—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting; Texas personal identification card—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting; Texas concealed handgun license—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting; U.S. passport book or card—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting; U.S. Military identification with photo—unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting; or U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo. If you are voting by mail, you do not have to submit a photo ID. If you have a documented disability, you may apply at the county clerk's office for a permanent exemption from the photo ID requirement. If approved, you will not need a photo ID to vote. For more information go to: www.txdps.state.tx.us/driverlicense/electionid.htm.

If you need additional information, please call 1-800-252-VOTE (8683) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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