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Presidential Voters Guide 2016

November 1, 2016

The next leader of the United States of America will be decided during the presidential election on Nov. 8.

Akins is one of more than 300 polling places located across Travis County. However, before students line up to vote on election day, there are some things to know about the process. The following information is provided by the League of Women Voters Guide.

New photo ID requirements for Texas voters

A court order issued on Aug.10, relating to photo identification requirements for Texas voters has changed the rules. With this court order, Texas voters have additional options when presenting ID at the polls for the Nov. 8, election. As provided by court order, if a voter is not able to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, the voter may vote by (1) signing a declaration at the polls explaining why the voter is unable to obtain one of the seven forms of approved photo ID, and (2) providing one of various forms of supporting documentation.

Seven approved forms of photo ID:

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certi cate, the approved photo ID must be current or have expired no more than four years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. The accepted forms of ID are:

  • Texas Driver License issued by Texas Department of Public Safety.
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate. (EIC) issued by DPS.
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS.
  • Texas License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) issued by DPS.
  • U.S. military ID card containing the person’s photograph.
  • U.S. citizenship certi cate containing the person’s photograph.
  • U.S. passport.

Supporting documents can be:

  • Valid voter registration certificate.
  • Certified birth certificate (must be an original).
  • Copy of or original current utility bill.
  • Copy of or original bank statement.
  • Copy of or original government check.
  • Copy of or original paycheck.
  • Copy of or original government document with your name and an address (original required if it contains a photograph).


If a voter meets these reqirements and is eligible to vote, the voter will be able to cast a regular ballot in the election. If the voter has no ID from those listed, he or she can vote on a provisional ballot and cure it with one of the approved IDs up to 6 calendar days after Election Day. The voter must appear at the Voter Registrar’s Office in person to cure the ballot on regular business days during normal business hours.

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