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    Mobile election ID stations coming to Tarrant County

     
    Austin - Four mobile stations will be back in Tarrant County Tuesday, October 22 through October 24 to issue Election Identification Certificates (EICs).
     
    Election Identification Certificates are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do not already have an approved form of photo ID, which is now required for voting in person. The November 5 Election will be the first statewide election with photo ID requirements in effect.
     
    Applicants for an EIC would normally have to travel to a Department of Public Safety (DPS) driver license office in order to get an EIC, but these mobile stations will provide improved opportunity to get an EIC closer to home. The stations are made available by a joint initiative with the Texas Secretary of State's office and DPS. Only EICs will be issued from these mobile stations.
     
    Many Texans already have an approved form of ID and will not need or qualify for an EIC. Acceptable forms of ID in addition to an EIC are:
     
    • Texas driver license issued by DPS
    • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
    • Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
    • United States military identification card containing the person's photograph
    • United States citizenship certificate containing the person's photograph
    • United States passport
     
    Applicants for an EIC will need to present proof of citizenship and identity. For most applicants that means a birth certificate and two forms of supporting identification. All four locations are near Tarrant County Clerk branch offices. A complete list of document requirements is available at http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/eicDocReqmnts.htm.
     

    EIC mobile stations will be at the following locations October 22, 23, and 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    Tarrant County Southwest Sub-Courthouse
    6551 Granbury Road
    Fort Worth TX  76133
     
    Charles F. Griffin Sub-Courthouse
    3212 Miller Avenue
    Fort Worth TX  76119
     
    Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse in Arlington
    700 E. Abram Street
    Arlington TX  76010
     
    Tarrant County Northeast Sub-Courthouse
    201 Harwood Road, Suite 124
    Bedford TX  76021
     
    All of these locations are near Tarrant County Clerk branch offices.  The Tarrant County Clerk's Office will begin issuing birth certificates to EIC applicants beginning October 21, 2013. The clerk's office can issue certified birth certificates for those born in the State of Texas.
     
    For more information contact Alicia Pierce 512-463-6116 or Steve Raborn 817-831-6480.