EIC mobile stations posted around Cameron County
POSTED: Monday, October 7, 2013 - 5:09pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 7:02am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Cameron County voters are running out of excuses not to have an ID. You can avoid the lines at DPS - because in partnership with the Secretary of State and the Department of Public Safety, various cities in Cameron County are offering Election Identification Certificates (EICs) at mobile stations. The EICs are voting cards for people who do not have another form of photo ID for voting.
You can qualify for an EIC if you don't have any of the following:
-a Texas driver's license
-a Texas photo ID
-a Texas concealed handgun license
-a US citizenship certificate with your photo
-a US passport.
These mobile stations will serve Brownsville today and tomorrow at the Public Library.
Other cities are Los Fresnos, Port Isabel, Harlingen, San Benito and Rio Hondo. You can view dates and times on this website.
"We'll enable folks to go to those mobile stations and actually they'll only serve folks applying for an EIC," said Cameron County elections administrator Christopher Davis. "They won't have anything to do with driver's license renewals, or the typical work the kind of DPS office fields...they'll be able to obtain one right then and there, at least the temporary form with their photo and then a permanent one will be mailed to them later."
So far, the mobile stations in Brownsville have yet to issue one EIC.