Senator José Rodríguez announces Election Identification Certificates (EICs) are available from mobile stations in El Paso County continuing through tomorrow and Friday (Oct. 3-4). "Voter ID is bad public policy that addresses the rare, if not non-existent, issue of voter fraud. However, it is the current law. Don’t give up your right to vote," Senator Rodríguez said. "If you're not registered to vote, please do so, and if you are registered, please share this information with someone who isn't."
EICs are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do not already have an approved form of photo ID, which is now required for voting in person. The Nov. 5 Election will be the first statewide election with photo ID requirements in effect.
EICs are available from DPS driver license offices across the state, but these mobile units will help bring EIC access closer to home. Many Texans already have an approved form of ID and will not need or qualify for an EIC.
Acceptable forms of ID in addition to an EIC are:
· Texas driver license issued by DPS
· Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
· Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
· United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
· United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph
· United States passport
Applicants for an EIC will need to present proof of citizenship and identity. For most applicants that means a birth certificate and two forms of supporting identification. A complete list of identification requirements is available at http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/eicDocReqmnts.htm.
The schedule for El Paso County is below.
Thursday, October 3, 2013 (all locations 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
El Paso County Courthouse (1st Floor)
500 E. San Antonio Ave.
El Paso, TX 79901-2419
Wellington Chew Senior Center
4430 Maxwell St.
El Paso, TX 79904
Socorro City Council Chambers
860 N. Rio Vista Rd.
El Paso, TX 79927
Grandview Park Senior Center
3134 Jefferson Ave.
El Paso, TX 79930
Friday, October 4, 2013 (all locations 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Memorial Park Senior Center
1800 Byron St.
El Paso, TX 79930
Canutillo Nutrition Center
7361 Bosque Rd.
El Paso, TX 79835
San Juan Senior Center
5701 Tamburo Court
El Paso, TX 79905
Gary Del Palacio Recreation Center
3001 Parkwood St.
El Paso, TX 79925