What should I bring to vote?

An acceptable form of photo ID

  • If you are 18-69 years old, then you may use an approved photo ID that is expired for up to 4 years. If you are 70+ years old, then the photo ID may be expired for more than 4 years.
  • If you do not have a photo ID, then you may fill out a Reasonable Impediment form, and use a supporting form of ID:
    • Voter registration certificate, or
    • Certified US (including territory) birth certificate, or
    • Current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck (must show your name and ANY address) or
    • Government check (must show your name and ANY address) or
    • Any other government document showing your name and ANY address (examples: an out-of-state license, a government employee ID)
  • Voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID or a supporting document with them may vote on a provisional ballot but must come to any of our ten branch locations within six days after the election to verify their identification (also known as “curing”).
  • Library cards of any kind (Beaumont Public Library System) ARE NOT acceptable forms of ID.

Your printed sample ballot or handwritten notes

  • Phones, tablets, laptops, and other electronic devices are not to be used within 100 feet of the entrance of a vote center. It is against the law, as they can be used as recording devices.

An assistant, if needed

  • If you need help in the voting booth, you may bring someone to help you read the screen. You must notify the presiding judge so that your helper can take an oath and sign the appropriate paperwork, swearing they are not forcing you to vote against your will or persuading you to vote a certain way.
  • If you are deciding to vote in person, rather than use your mail ballot, then bring your mail ballot to surrender.
  • If you do not bring your mail ballot with you, no problem. The election workers will set you up so that you can vote provisionally.

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1. What should I bring to vote?
2. What assistance is available at a voting center?
3. Is there straight ticket voting?
4. How do I know my ballot was cast?
5. What does "curing" a ballot mean?
6. How do I get a mail-in ballot?
7. What if my mail-in ballot was returned for corrections?