Recent changes in
voting laws may surprise many voters in November when we vote on city council,
school boards, bonds and constitutional amendments. Beginning with this
election all in person voters must show an approved photo ID which are limited
With the exception of the
U.S. citizenship certificate, the
identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before
being presented at the polling place.
Other changes include a requirement that the name on the photo ID and voter registration match so if you’re a woman who has recently married or divorced and changed your name be sure documents match.
Since the legislature failed to fund voter education measures to insure that all voters know the new rules non-partisan organizations have pooled resources and created a web site www.gotidtexas.org to help voters confirm that they have the requisite documents to vote. Common Cause
Texas urges everyone to check their documents
and tell friends and family about the site so that no voter is disenfranchised
in November because they didn’t know what they needed.
Vice Chair Texas