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The new Photo ID requirements for voters does not take effect until January of 2012. For the Constitutional Amendment election this month the current law requires identification but the items you may use are much broader in scope.

Currently you may use your voter registration card as identification. You may also use your driver's license or personal identification card. In addition you may use an employer issued identity badge which has your picture and name. You might also use a letter from a government agency addressed to you at your current voter registration address. Or you could use a birth certificate as identification. And there are other items as well.

Texas will require, beginning in January, photo identification when you come in to vote. These will be specific identification items including and limited to:

Texas Driver's License issued by Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS Texas Concealed Handgun License issued by DPS US Military Identification containing the person's photograph US Citizenship Certificate containing person's photograph US Passport

The Constitutional Amendment Election will be held on Tuesday November 8, 2011. All precinct polling locations will be open from 7 am to 7 pm.

You may also vote early in person at the Elections Office located at 111 N. Glass in downtown Victoria. Early voting in person ends on Friday, November 4th. The office is open from 8 am to 5 pm through Friday.

Early Voting by Mail ends on Tuesday, November 1st so if you did not already have your application in the mail you would not be eligible to vote by mail.

Applications by mail must be received through the mail.

If you have any questions you may call 576-0124 for more information.