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Low turnout for voter identification program

Texas primary elections are one week away and early voting ends Friday.  One of the efforts the Department of Public Safety is making to boost turnout doesn't seem to be working. 
 
DPS is responsible for issuing election identification certificates, but not many people are getting them.

Since Texas's voter ID law went into effect last year, DPS started setting up mobile stations around the state to process election identification certificates or EIC's.

Since the program started last June, less than 200 people have signed up to get an EIC statewide.  According to DPS, that's because most people don't need them.

Texans who have a valid photo ID like a driver's license, a US military identification card or a passport are ready to vote.

There are fewer mobile processing stations for the primaries compared to November elections.  The only one open in our area this time around is in Falls County and they haven't had anyone come in.

For details, click on the link below:

EIC Information and Voting Requirements
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