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DPS offices to offer Saturday hours for Election Identification Certificates

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is issuing a reminder for Texans in advance of the Nov. 7 election.

Select DPS Drivers License offices will be offering Saturday hours on Nov. 4 to issue Election Identification Certificates (EIC).

This is a part of an ongoing effort to give all Texans access to EICs.

Voters should present one of 7 forms of approved photo identification; however, there are additional options at the polls.

The 7 forms include:

  • Texas driver license – unexpired
  • Texas personal identification card – unexpired
  • Concealed Handgun License (CHL) or License to Carry (LTC) – unexpired
  • U.S. passport book or card – unexpired
  • U.S. Military identification with photo – unexpired
  • U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo

Texas residents can obtain EIC at more than 230 driver license offices during regular business hours during the year as well as select driver license offices on Saturday and alternate approved locations issuing only EICs in select counties.

Although residents may not walk out with a permanent card, the receipt they receive the day of can be used for voting purposes until its received in the mail.

The EIC is free for qualifying applicants and will be valid for six years; however, for residents older than 70 or older, there is no expiration date.

The purpose for an EIC is to vote. Therefore, it will only be used for that intended purpose, not personal identification.

For more information on the requirements and process for obtaining an EIC, please visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/DriverLicense/electionID.htm.

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