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Texas Secretary of State to Make a Stop in the Tall City on Monday

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

The Texas Secretary of State will be in the Tall City on Monday to discuss the new voting laws.

Secretary John Steen, along with the Midland and Ector County Elections Administrators, will hold a meeting on Monday morning to go over the Voter ID requirements.

The meeting is at the Permian Regional Planning Commission Board meeting room at 10 a.m. in the morning.

The state law requiring voters to show ID is causing some hiccups at early-voting locations.

State officials say that if names are substantially similar a voter can immediately sign an affidavit verifying his or her identity and then vote.

Another option is casting a provisional ballot then providing supporting information later.

The law was approved in 2011 but didn't take effect until recently because of legal challenges.

It requires voters to produce picture ID's, including a Texas Driver's license, a concealed handgun license or an election ID certificate.

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