Help at hand in meeting new Texas voter requirements

February 26, 2014 by  

Due to recently passed legislation, this November statewide election will be the first one to require a photo ID. In response to the new requirement, the Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a plan to make it easier for voters to meet this qualification.

Although the new law necessitating a photo ID is being challenged in the courts, those wanting to ensure they are able to vote in November need to check that their ID meets the new requirements. Offices of the DPS are expanding their office hours to make it easier for residents of Dallas and other northern Texas cities to get their approved photo ID.

DPS offices have been tending exclusively to issuing voter ID cards from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for most of this month, and this will continue until March 2. Many local residents will not need to take advantage of the special services offered by DPS due to already being in possession of an acceptable form of ID.

In situations such as this one, flyer printing to announce the new requirements, where a voter ID can be obtained, and what constitutes an approved ID, can be useful. Flyers in government buildings and in retail establishments are able to spread information to those who might not see it in a newspaper or hear it on the news.

To find the nearest location to obtain an approved picture ID, call the Department of Public Safety.