FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/30/2014
Representative Tony Dale’s Statement on Mobile Election Identification Certificate Station coming to Leander
Austin – Today DPS announced that a mobile station issuing Election Identification Certificates (EICs) will be available at the Leander Church of Christ from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. this Thursday, October 2nd . The church is located at 300 Crystal Falls Parkway in Leander.
Election Identification Certificates are available without charge to qualified Texas voters who do not already have an approved form of photo ID. EICs are issued by the DPS and are also available at DPS driver license offices. Mobile stations provide additional locations for voters to acquire an EIC.
“The passage of Voter ID legislation in 2011 was a significant step in protecting the integrity of our elections in Texas,” said Representative Dale. “This legislation was carefully crafted to ensure that those who do not possess an approved form of ID would not be disenfranchised, because they would be eligible for an EIC at no charge. I applaud DPS for working to increase access to EICs by utilizing mobile EIC stations.”
Many Texans already have an approved form of ID which includes the following:
• Texas driver license issued by the Department of Public Safety (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 documentation. A complete list of documentation requirements is available at: http://www.dps.texas.gov/DriverLicense/eicDocReqmnts.htm.
Dale was elected to the Texas House in November 2012. He is a small business owner and veteran of the U.S. Army who previously served on the Cedar Park City Council. Representative Dale is a member of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee, the Energy Resources Committee and the House Select Committee on Child Protection. He represents western Williamson County, including the communities of Cedar Park, Leander and Brushy Creek, as well as parts of north Austin.