You may have heard that the law requiring Texas voters to present photo ID at the polls is currently held up in court. So what does this mean for you when you go to cast your ballot? What form of identification does one need? “What I’ve been telling voters is ‘bring what you brought last time,’” Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir told the TM Daily Post.
That’s right: while the Texas legislature passed a law requiring voters to present government-issued photo ID at the polls last session, it’s not currently in effect. A federal appeals court struck the law down in August: “The State of Texas enacted a voter ID law that — at least to our knowledge — is the most stringent in the country,” the decision reads. “That law will almost certainly have retrogressive effect: it imposes strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor, and racial minorities in Texas are disproportionately likely to live in poverty.” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but, for now, the state’s old law stands.
So, what kind of