Transgender Education Network of Texas is NOT a direct services provider. We ARE
an educational organization.
If you are in need of resources, we may be able to connect your with the right people, businesses, and organizations in your area.
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Information from the National Center for Transgender Equality
IF YOUR NAME DOESN’T MATCH YOUR ID
You may have obtained ID with a new name that does not match the name listed on the voter rolls. Transgender voters should change their names on the voter registration rolls to their new name as soon as possible. Contact your local Registrar of Voters. Even if your name doesn’t match, you should still be allowed to vote. Bring the ID necessary to show that you are the person who is registered to vote. Some possibilities include old ID cards, court orders, or physician letters.
IF YOUR PICTURE DOESN’T MATCH YOUR APPEARANCE
The picture (or name) displayed on your ID may no longer match your gender expression. If so, it is important for you to carry whatever identification or documentation is necessary to prove that you are the person registered to vote under that name. Some possibilities might include old ID cards, any court orders or physician letters you may have.
IF YOU HAVE MULTIPLE ID WITH CONFLICTING INFORMATION
While we do suggest that you bring enough ID to prove that you are the person who is registered to vote,it is not appropriate for poll workers to ask for more than that. Avoid problems by not showing conflicting ID’s whenever possible. In many places, they may only ask for ID from first-time voters. If you encounter a problem, ask for a provisional ballot and call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.
IF YOU ENCOUNTER TRANSPHOBIA/DISCRIMINATION
Fear of transphobia or discrimination can also play a role in keeping trans people from voting. Many states offer early voting or absentee balloting; these methods of voting may make some transgender people more comfortable. You can find information by contacting the Secretary of State in your state. You might also think about bringing a voting buddy when you go to the polls.