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Since 2012, Texans have been required to show one of a handful of allowable photo identification cards to vote. Acceptable forms include a Texas driver’s license or recent state ID card, a concealed handgun license, a U.S. passport, a military ID card or a U.S. citizenship certificate with a photo.
Lawmakers filed bills this session that would have done everything from expanding that list to having driver’s license photos printed on voter registration cards — but those measures all failed.
Updated: May 29, 2015
- Enhancing gun rights
- Reducing penalties for marijuana possession
- The fight over local control
- Efforts to change voter ID
- Changing the age of adulthood for criminal charges
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