The Nov. 5 Constitutional Amendment Election will be the first statewide election with the new photo ID requirements in effect for voting in person.

Voters will be required to show one of the following forms of photo identification at the polling location before being permitted to vote:

Texas driver's license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS Texas personal identification card issued by DPS Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS United States military identification card containing the personís photograph United States citizenship certificate containing the personís photograph United States passport

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented at the polling place. Voters may use IDs that do not exactly match the name on their IDs if the names are substantially similar but will have to sign an affidavit stating they are the same person.†

The photo ID requirement is for voters casting a ballot in person, not by mail. If a voter will be 65 years of age or older on Election Day, has a disability, or will be outside the county during early voting hours and on Election Day, the voter can apply to vote by mail by submitting a completed and signed Application for a Ballot by Mail. Applications requesting a Ballot by Mail may also be submitted in person, as long as early voting by personal appearance has not begun.

Monday, Oct. 7 is the last day to register to vote or make changes to your voter registration record for voting in the Nov. 5 Constitutional Amendment Election.

Information about photo ID requirements, including exemptions, is available at votetexas.gov, by calling the Somervell County Voter Registrar at (254) 897-9470 or stopping by the Elections andVoter Registration Office in the County Annex at 107 N.E. Vernon Street.