According to the Dallas Morning News, the state of Texas is moving swiftly to implement elements of a 2011 law that was blocked by the Department of Justice. An obstacle that was removed today by the Supreme Court.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has announced that starting Thursday, “Photo identification will now be required when voting in elections in Texas.”
Starting Thursday, Texas driver license offices will begin issuing photo IDs to anyone who don’t already have one. Under the 2011 state law creating one of the state’s most strict voter ID laws, the certificates are free and valid for six years. To qualify, an applicant must show U.S. citizenship and Texas residency. [...]
Voters only need that document if they lack a current Texas drivers license, personal ID card or concealed handgun license; U.S. passport or military ID or citizenship certificate with photo.
If you don’t have an otherwise acceptable form of ID, a concealed handgun permit will suffice. Because Texas.