Texas DPS Helping Voters Get Proper ID Cards

- If you are wanting to cast your vote but don't have a proper form of ID, the Texas Department of Public Safety wants to help.

DPS is offering the ID's for free in hopes it will give more people a chance to vote, since the ID requirement is new this year.

A DPS official will be at the Clay County Courthouse Annex all week to make election ID's from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To sign up for one of those you must bring three things: documentation that verifies you are a U.S. citizen, something that verifies your identity and your voter registration card.

To prove you are a U.S. citizen you need to bring a passport, birth certificate or certification of citizenship.

There are many ways to verify your identity including bringing documents like you social security card, military records or your vehicle title.

If you are eligible, officials will then take your picture and print you a receipt.

Your card is valid for six years.

Your election ID card will be mailed to you in the next few weeks, but, if you do not have it by November 5th you can still vote using the receipt.

Here is a list of everything you can use to apply for an election ID card, and you can find other places DPS will be set up here.

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