Voter ID Law Gets First Statewide Test

Texas voters headed to the polls on Tuesday.

The Nov. 5 ballot had a number of constitutional amendments for voters to decide on, including whether to put $2 billion toward a water infrastructure plan.

Tuesday's elections were also the first true test of Texas's new voter ID law.

The law was enacted earlier this year.

The controversial measure requires voters to have a valid photo ID with a name that matches voting rolls.

Texas is one of 34 states that have passed voter ID laws.

Each of the voters we spoke with at polling locations on Tuesday agreed with the new law.

"I think it's a wonderful thing," said McLennan County voter LouAnne Thomason. "I hope it goes into effect in every state."

"I do think it's a great idea because of all the fraud that's going on," said Bell County voter Bob Dunham.

Election administrators in neither Bell nor McLennan County experienced any issues with voters concerning the new ID requirement.


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