House Representative

Rodriguez, Eddie

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/02/2013

REP. RODRIGUEZ ANNOUNCES HOUSE DISTRICT 51 MOBILE ELECTION ID STATIONS

AUSTIN, Texas – Oct. 2, 2013 – Rep. Eddie Rodriguez (Austin) announces Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be available from mobile stations in House District 51 starting Oct. 3-8, 2013.

"The most important thing for our citizens is that they are able to vote," said Rep. Rodriguez. "I'm glad that these mobile election ID stations will be in the district, so that people who do not have an approved form of ID can obtain an EIC and exercise their right to vote."

EICs 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 Nov. 5 Election will be the first statewide election with photo ID requirements in effect.

EICs are available from DPS driver license offices across the state, but these mobile units will help bring EIC access closer to home. The stations are made possible through a partnership with the Texas Secretary of State and the Texas Department of Public Safety and working closely with Bruce Elfant, Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar.

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. A complete list of identification requirements is available at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/eicDocReqmnts.htm.

The schedule for House District 51 is below. Dates and times may be subject to change. Check www.VoteTexas.gov for the latest dates, locations and times.


Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fiesta Stassney
5510 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78745-3290

Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Gardner Betts Juvenile Center Annex – Lobby
2501 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704-5539

Friday, October 4, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACC Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702-3004
Friday, October 4, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACC Riverside Campus
1020 Grove Blvd
Austin, TX 78741-3337

Monday, October 7, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Fiesta Stassney
5510 S Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78745-3290

Monday, October 7, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Gardner Betts Juvenile Center Annex – Lobby
2501 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704-5539

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACC Eastview Campus
3401 Webberville Rd
Austin, TX 78702-3004

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
ACC Riverside Campus
1020 Grove Blvd
Austin, TX 78741-3337


Contact:
Selena Saucedo Booth
(512) 463-0674