October 29, 2014

Contact: Justin Concepcion
Office: 713-274-8021
Mobile: 713-582-4925

Mike Sullivan Reminds Voters of the Photo ID Process

Photo ID Cure Process and Exemptions

With early voting for the election already underway, Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan reminds registered voters they need to bring an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) to vote in person, or they will have to vote provisionally.

“We have more than 2 million registered voters in Harris County, and I want every registered voter to understand the photo ID process,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “All registered voters who are voting in person must present an acceptable photo ID to vote.”

If a voter does not present an acceptable form of photo ID when voting in person, they will be permitted to vote provisionally. After voting, they have the opportunity to present an acceptable photo ID to cure their vote at any Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office by November 10, 2014.* The cure process only applies to registered voters who vote provisionally and did not present an acceptable form of photo ID.

“Registered voters who do not have any form of photo ID and have a qualifying disability may apply for a permanent exemption at my office,” said Mr. Sullivan.

To receive this permanent exemption, the registered voter must provide one of the following:
- Documentation from the U.S. Social Security Administration verifying the individual has a disability
- Documentation from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs verifying the individual has a disability rating of at least 50 percent

Photo ID Exemption applications can be found at any Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office branch location and can be submitted in person at the branch location*, by fax (713-274-2309), e-mail (voters@hctx.net) or mail (P.O. Box 3527, Houston, TX 77253).

For more information about photo ID, exemptions or the cure process, please visit www.hctax.net.

*All branch office locations are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan also serves as the Harris County Voter Registrar, who conducts voter registration activities, maintains approved voters files and prepares a certified list of approved voters for each county precinct. Learn more by visiting www.hctax.net.