Here’s What You Need to Bring With You to Vote This Year

Texas has weakened its stringent voter ID laws for the upcoming election.

By Joy DiazSeptember 5, 2016 10:26 am

Many of you already know who you’re voting for in the upcoming election. But do you know what you’ll need to enter the booth? Texas struck a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice and minority rights groups in early August to weaken voter ID laws.

Secretary of State Carlos Cascos says that some voting regulations are staying the same: “Anyone that has been voting with one of the seven acceptable photo IDs – nothing changes for them.”

Texans can vote with one of the mandated seven forms of ID – either a driver license, election identification certificate, personal ID card, handgun license, military identification card, citizenship certificate or a U.S. passport. But those who don’t have one of those IDs get some leniency.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What people without the above documents can do to vote in this upcoming election

– What other documents are acceptable for voters to bring to the booth

– Where you can get more information when you go to vote