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TX Secretary of State Proud of Early Voting Numbers

Today's the last day to cast your early ballot in the Texas constitutional amendment election.
Early voting totals won't be known until next week, but already state election officials say they're pleased with the turnout.

Texas Secretary of State John Steen says, "We're looking at our 15 most populous counties and the early voting is essentially approaching doubling what it was in 2011 and in 2009, which are the last two comparable elections."

This is the first statewide election since the photo id requirement was instituted.

"Three issued by the DPS: a driver's license, personal identification card, or concealed handgun license. And three are issued by the US: citizenship certificate, military I.D., or passport," Steen says.

If you don't have one of those, then you can get a free Election Identification Card from DPS offices.

For those whose names are different on their I.D. and their voter registration card, all you have to do is initial a box affirming you're the same person.

"Eventually as we go on in the process, we'd like for everyone's name on their photo I.D. to exactly match their name on the voter registration list," Steen says.

He says that's an easy step to take and can be done at your county clerk's office.

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