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What You Need

In order to vote in Travis County, you will need to bring ONE (1) of the following documents to your polling place:

  1. TX Driver’s License issued by DPS
  2. TX Personal ID card issued by DPS
  3. TX concealed handgun license issued by DPS
  4. US military ID card showing your photo
  5. US Certificate of Citizenship or US Certificate of Naturalization showing your photo
  6. US passport book or card
  7. Election ID Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS

A few important things to remember:

  • All documents except the citizenship certificate must be no more than 60 days expired when presented at the polls.
  • People with disabilities can apply for an exemption to this requirement. To apply, contact the Travis County Voter Registration Division at:

    Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax
    Assessor-Collector/Voter Registrar

    PO Box 149327, Austin TX 78714-9327
    5501 Airport Blvd., Austin TX 78751-1410
    (512) 854-9473
    www.traviscountytax.org
  • Your name on your ID must exactly match your name on the registered voters list. If it does not, but is “substantially similar,” you will be allowed to vote after initialing a column on the sign-in sheet at the polls. If it is not “substantially similar,” you will be allowed to vote provisionally. Check if your name matches by pulling up your voter information at www.votetravis.com.
  • You can update your voter registration online by clicking here.

Still not sure you have what you need? Contact us via email at:

How To Get It

Don't have a valid form of ID listed above? That’s ok, you can get a free ID at DPS! Go to a Department of Public Safety office and tell them “I want a FREE Election ID Certificate.” You must bring with you:

AND any Two (2) of the following:

  • Social Security card
  • Voter registration card
  • School records
  • Medicare or Medicaid card
  • ID card issued by a government agency
  • Unexpired insurance policy
  • Expired Texas ID
  • Click here for the full list.

Go Vote!

Once you have confirmed or obtained the proper photo ID, you are almost ready to vote.

Visit www.VoteTravis.com to:

  • Make sure you are registered to vote.
  • Look-up important elections dates.
  • Find a convenient polling location.
  • View your ballot and go vote!

Problem when trying to vote? Call (512) 238-VOTE (8683)

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Travis County Tax Office Voter Registration Division, and The City of Austin.


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