What type of identification will voters need in November?
The Voter ID Law was Senate Bill 14, passed in 2011. It required that all Texas voters who voted in person were required to present one of several specified forms of photo identification.
An earlier District Court ruling had found that the law "has a discriminatory effect on minorities' voting rights in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act." The Appeals Court, sitting en banc (all judges present), determined that the District Court's finding was not in error, and it remanded the case to the District Court "for a consideration of the appropriate remedy in light of the impending general election."
The current Texas Voter ID Law will not be in effect for the November election. Until the District Court rules, it is not known what kind of identification, if any, voters will need in November.
The League of Women Voters will monitor this situation carefully, and will make every effort to keep voters informed about changes to voter identification requirements.