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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:53 PM

I've got a dilemma.

I live in Harris county. My drivers license expired in April. I have to go in person to renew. No appointments are available anywhere near me until after election day. What do I do in this situation? Will I be allowed to vote since they require a valid ID? Any help or answers on this will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:56 PM

1. Go for an Absentee Ballot

Hard to ID you via mail. And should be able to drop it off at local election office if mail is an issue.

My two cents.

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Response to BBG (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:27 PM

5. And that is what is wrong with vote by mail

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 04:02 PM

9. What? What is wrong with it?

Not sure I follow.

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Response to BBG (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:04 PM

11. It provides no proof of the applicant meets legal eligibility to vote.

It could be anyone asking to vote. Any age. Any country. Would you be satisfied to have this level of security for your bank?

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #11)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 07:52 PM

12. Hang on now, you prove yourself when you register

You do realize only registered voters get ballots, donít you? And to get registered you have to jump several hoops including identification? You donít get a mail in ballot without prior process being followed.

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Response to BBG (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 09:06 PM

13. Then someone with your very basic info and calls ahas a ballot ordered up, sent,

to another address, and casts your vote. You get registered to vote by showing your Iíd. You show your Iíd when you vote to prove you are the registrant.

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Response to Hangingon (Reply #13)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 10:07 PM

14. Sorry, you're not understanding this

But it is easy to build the process to prevent that scenario. And it is built and working in several states already. I know as I have used the process in WA and it works.

Anyway, you do you and take your Iíd to the poll to cast your ballot. I will be voting by mail. And we can both drink to throwing the Republican Anarcho-Fascists out the effing door.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:56 PM

2. Ooh wow. Good question. You may be able to renew online. I did.

If not call your registrar too and see what the details are. Provisions? Options?

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 02:56 PM

3. I would call your local voting registrar and ask them, they may be able to help.

Or be willing to drive a little further to one that does have an appointment.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:22 PM

4. I live in Harris County as well.

I go to the DPS office in Hempstead instead of fighting the crowds locally. If there's a line, it moves quickly.

Do you have an alternate ID such as a passport? Good luck.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:42 PM

6. A passport is a valid ID. If not take your license, some utility bills...

bank cards, credit cardsóall with your name on them. You might even bring the notification from the DMV that your appointment for renewal is after election day.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:44 PM

7. Some allow the expired IDs to still be valid until you can get the licenses renewed. This happened

to my SO (in Missouri), so all was well, the license bureau finally opened back up, and the SO got to renew their license. Easy.

Good luck.

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Response to rownesheck (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 03:47 PM

8. From Harris County website

hctax.net

About halfway down the page, under Frequently Asked Questions.

2. My acceptable photo ID is expired. Will it still work?

With the exception of the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire, for voters aged 18-69, the acceptable photo identification must be current or have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. For voters aged 70 or older, the acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

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Response to ekelly (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 31, 2020, 06:17 PM

10. This is correct.

As long as you're within 4 years you're good to go.

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