‘Not yet’ for photo ID voter law

Several new Texas laws are set to go into effect on Thursday but the “photo ID” voter law is not one of them.

“We’ve been advised the first election that will be in effect will be the primaries on March 6,” Sherry Mueck, Milam County elections clerk, said.

There will be a Texas Constitutional Amendment election this November but Mueck said the photo ID law will not be in effect.

Passed this spring by the Texas Legislature, the photo ID law requires a Texas voter to have some form of government-issued photo ID card, along with a voter registration card, to cast a ballot.

The most common accepted photo ID will be a driver’s license.

Others acceptable under the new law include a state photo ID, military ID, passport or concealed handgun license.

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