Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:44
Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be available from mobile stations throughout Hidalgo County for a week beginning Wednesday, Oct 16.
EICs are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do not have an approved form of photo ID, which is now required for voting in person. The Nov. 5 election will be the first statewide election with photo ID requirements in effect.
"Accommodating my constituency to be part of the election process is one of the most sacred duties I have,” State Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. stated in a news release. "Although I did not favor the voter ID law when it was proposed in 2011, it is the law of the land, and my intention with these mobile certificate stations is to allow all Texans here in deep South Texas the opportunity to have the tools they need to have a voice at the ballot box."