More than 20,000 Panhandle residents have already cast their ballot for the November 4th election, and they didn't have to prove their identity to do it.
In twenty seven states, in addition to your voter registration card, you need to show some form of ID, like a driver's license or utility bill. But to vote in Texas, you can leave those things at home. "I just assumed they needed some sort of photo ID, so I handed them my drivers license, but they didn't ask me for anything." The state of Texas requires you bring only one thing with you to the polls. "My card, my voter registration card." Which raises some big concerns. Randall County Clerk Sue Bartolino wonders, "How do you know that that is indeed that person?" "I wouldn't want someone else to be me. Of course, there's only one me." One Randall County woman already tried it. "They voted for themselves and then on election day took the mother's voter card. She waited until the line was very busy, very long." Pulling a stunt like that is not something law enforcement takes lightly. "It's a Class C misdemeanor."