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Make Your Vote Count: Texas Election Day Is Tuesday, March 1


Students, faculty and staff at the University of Houston-Downtown have an opportunity to make their voices heard during the Texas Primary Election on Tuesday, March 1. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You can view your personalized, non-partisan voter guide online

One of the following forms of photo ID is required for voting:

  • 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 Handgun License issued by DPS  
  • United States Military Identification Card containing your photograph  
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing your photograph 
  • United States Passport (book or card)

However, if you don’t possess one of the above forms of ID or a valid photo ID, you can fill out a declaration at the polls stating a reasonable impediment to obtaining it, according to the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office. In such a case,  the following forms can be accepted:

  • A government document that shows your name and an address, including your voter registration certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • (a) A certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law that establishes your identity (which may include a foreign birth document)

For any additional questions or concerns, contact the Texas Secretary of State Elections Division at 800-252-8683; contact the Harris County Elections Administrator’s Office at 713-755-6965; or email voter@harrisvotes.com.

Visit harrisvotes.com/votinginfo to learn more.