Politics & Government

February 19, 2014

Temporary site to get election ID will be in Fort Worth Thursday and Friday

Voters who need free election ID certificates may get them Thursday and Friday in a county building in downtown Fort Worth.

A mobile station that issues election ID certificates will be set up in Fort Worth today and Friday.

The station, which provides government-issued photo IDs to voters who have no other acceptable identification, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the third floor of the Tarrant County Plaza Building, 201 Burnett St., according to the Texas secretary of state’s office.

This is the second year that the state’s Voter ID law — which requires every voter to present a government-issued photo ID when voting — has been in effect.

The election ID certificates are free.

Officials say many Texans already have appropriate ID, which includes a Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety; a Texas personal identification card issued by DPS; a Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS; a U.S. military ID card that includes a photograph; and a US passport or a U.S. citizenship certificate that includes a photograph.

“Applicants will need to present proof of citizenship and identity,” according to a news release from the secretary of state’s office. “For most applicants that means a birth certificate and two forms of supporting documentation.”

A complete list of documentation requirements is available on the DPS website online.

For more information, call Alicia Pierce or Jeff Hillery at 512-463-6116. — Anna M. Tinsley

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