The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) in advance of the upcoming primary election will be offering Saturday hours at select driver license offices throughout the state to issue Election Identification Certificates (EIC) only. DPS will also be deploying mobile stations to various locations across Texas in an ongoing effort to ensure Texans have access to EICs. Additionally, select county offices will be issuing EICs at the local level.
The 2014 primary election in Texas is March 4, with early voting from February 18 – 28.
Texans can obtain an EIC at:
Any of the more than 220 Texas driver license offices during regular business hours
Select driver license offices on Saturdays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (EIC transactions only)
DPS EIC mobile station locations (EIC transactions only); locations can be found at http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/documents/EICDPSrun.pdf and VoteTexas.gov
Select county locations issuing only EICs at the local level
Most residents already have an acceptable form of photo identification needed for voting and will not need or qualify for an EIC. If an applicant already has any of the following documents, they are not eligible to receive 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
U.S. passport book or 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. Military identification with photo – unexpired or expired no longer than 60 days at the time of voting
U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo