The 84th legislative session ended on June 1, 2015. See the bills that have become law.

Efforts to change voter ID

Curated by Patrick Svitek and Terri Langford

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

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