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Jefferson County Clerk making provisions for election ID cards

Election Identification Certificate Mobile Stations

The Office of the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Department of Public Safety have joined in partnership to offer Election Identification Certificates (EICs) at mobile stations across the state. Election Identification Cards are available to qualified voters who do not otherwise have an approved form of photo ID for voting.

EIC applicants will need to bring evidence of citizenship and identity

To avoid confusion or delays, please review the list of required documents.     

Acceptable documents:

1.    Birth Certificate
2.    Marriage license
3.    Divorce decree
4.    Court ordered name change

The following is the EIC mobile station schedule for Jefferson County, Texas:

Thursday, February 20, 2014       
Alice Keith Community Center
9 a.m. 4 p.m.           
4075 Highland
Beaumont, Texas 77705

Friday, February 21, 2014        
Port Arthur Public Library
9 a.m. 4 p.m.           
4615 Ninth Ave.
Port Arthur, Texas 77642

Statutory Authority

The Texas Election Code 63.001(b) requires a photo ID in order to vote in Texas. The Texas Transportation Code, Chapter 521A and 37 Texas Administration Code, Sections 15.181-185, authorizes DPS to issue Election Identification Certificates.

A voter will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before the voter will be permitted to cast a vote:
  • Texas driver license issued by the Texas 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
  • United States military identification card containing the persons photograph
  • United States citizenship certificate containing the persons photograph
  • United States passport
Dont miss the opportunity to get your Election Identification Certificate if you do not have one of the above six acceptable photo ids to vote.


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