“The law in Texas now is you need a photo ID to go to the polls to vote in person,” Berry said. “We want to be sure that every person - every eligible voter - has that information.”
Berry said seven forms of ID are acceptable. They are Texas driver license, Texas ID card, concealed gun permit, U.S. passport, citizenship certificate, military id, or a DPS election ID certificate.
Some have objected to the law saying minority voters are more likely to lack a photo ID as compared with affluent White voters.
Berry addressed the controversy by saying, “The legislature creates the law, and amends it. We merely implement it.”
Berry added, “Our job is to ensure that our elections are smooth that they are successful and that they are secure.”
The first day of early voting for the primary elections is Tuesday February 18. The last day for early voting is Friday, February 28. Election day is Tuesday, March 4.
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