If a prospective voter cannot provide a valid form of identification, Evans said they can vote provisionally on a paper ballot.
“You always get that option,” she said. “It’s a paper ballot that goes to our ballot board. From there, the ballot board does further research into if the voter is indeed a registered voter or not. So the ballot may or may not count.”
Another alternative, according to the release, is for voters 65 or older to vote by mail. The photo identification requirement only applies to voters casting a ballot in person.
Voters can look up their registration status and make updates to their registration online at votetexas.gov or call the Palo Pinto County Election Department at 940-659-1217.
For those who have yet to register, Evans said her office is scheduling voter registration drives in the coming months. Two, in particular, are already on the calendar: the first at Southside Church of Christ in Mineral Wells on Sept. 14, and the second at Clark Gardens on Oct. 5 – in accordance with the Parker County Elections Department. Evans added people can check the status of their voter registration or simply ask questions at these events as well.
“By preparing now, voters can help make sure voting goes smoothly when it comes time for the election,” she said.
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