Voter ID Frequently Asked Questions

Voting easy and fun! If you have any questions about Voter ID in Texas, here are some questions that people frequently ask us, along with their answers.


Haga clic aquí para ver esta información en español: https://secure.battlegroundtexas.com/page/s/preguntas-frecuentes-sobre-las-identificaciones-electorales


Do I need an ID to vote?

Yes — but no need to bring a photo ID if you don’t have one. If you do have a photo ID, bring it.

To refresh your memory, here’s the list of photo IDs you should bring if you have one:

  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by 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

If you don’t have a photo ID, just bring any government document with your name and address, such as:

  • 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)

I don’t have a photo ID. Can I vote?

Yes! If you don't have a photo ID, you can bring any government document with your name and address — like your voter registration certificate, a paycheck, a government check, or a current utility bill — with you to the polls, and you'll be able to vote.


What if I lost my photo ID?

No problem! Just bring any government document with your name and address — like your voter registration certificate, a paycheck, a government check, or a current utility bill — with you to the polls, and you'll be able to vote.


I have a photo ID, but what happens if I forget to bring it with me to the polls?

If you have a photo ID but don’t bring it to the polling place, you’ll be able to vote provisionally. You’ll have 6 days to present an acceptable form of photo identification to your county’s voter registrar.


I have a photo ID, but it’s issued from another state. What do I bring with me to the polls?

If you don’t have a Texas-issued driver license or photo ID card, a US passport, a US citizenship certificate with your photo, or a US military ID card with a photo, then just bring any government document with your name and Texas address.


What if my ID doesn’t match my actual name?

Election officials will review the ID and if your name on your ID is "substantially similar" to the name on their list of registered voters, you will still be able to vote, but you will also have to submit an affidavit stating that you are the same person on the list of registered voters.

If you're not sure about whether you'll be able to vote, submit the form at the bottom of this page or call 1-844-TXVOTES, and we’ll talk you through everything.


What if my photo ID doesn’t have the same address as my voter registration certificate?

That’s ok — having a matching address isn't a requirement.


What if the address where I’m registered to vote isn’t the same as what’s on my ID?

That’s ok — having a matching address isn't a requirement.


What do I do if I have problems voting?

Give us a call at 1-844-TXVOTES with any questions or to report any problems. Every registered voter has the right to make their voice heard.


Still have questions? Ask away!

Submit this form with your information and question, and we'll get back to you as soon as we can. We love answering voters' questions!