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Voter ID Exemptions for Disabled Citizens and Veterans

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan reminds registered voters who are disabled they may apply for an exemption to the new photo identification (photo ID) requirement to vote.

“All registered voters who are voting in person are required to present an acceptable form of photo ID,” said Mr. Sullivan. “However, I understand there are voters who may not have any form of photo ID, notably disabled citizens and veterans. These individuals may apply for a disability exemption at any Harris County Voter Registrar office.”

Any registered voters who do not have an acceptable form of photo ID and have a disability may apply for a permanent exemption at any Harris County Voter Registrar office if they provide one of the following:

-       Documentation from the U.S. Social Security Administration verifying the individual has a disability

-       Documentation from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs verifying the individual has a disability rating of at least 50 percent

Registered voters who qualify may apply for this exemption in person at any Harris County Voter Registrar office, or send it by fax (713-368-2309), e-mail (tax_voters@hctx.net) or mail (P.O. Box 3527, Houston, TX 77253).

To download the photo ID exemption form or for more information about the photo ID requirements, visit www.hcvoter.net.

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan also serves as the Harris County Voter Registrar, which conducts voter registration activities and maintains a certified list of registered voters. Learn more by visiting www.hcvoter.net.

 

Media Contact:

Justin Concepcion

713-274-8021

jconcepcion@hctx.net

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