The Travis County’s elections division is training 390 early voting workers in preparation for Monday. A major part that training is ensuring everyone is on the same page in regard to the state’s new voter ID law. “Our early voting workers are, for the most part, a very experienced set of workers,” training manager Alexa Buxkemper said. “They do this time and time again. We usually have an 80 percent or higher return rate.” Even with experience, contradicting court decisions can be confusing. That’s why the key for workers is to get up-to-date information.”
“People have always shown identification and that’s the way it’s going to be at the polls this time,” Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said.
The difference is that under the voter ID law, the list of accepted forms of identification is much shorter. Before, many more forms of ID were accepted—even those without a picture. “For us, it’s just a matter of which kind of identification are you going to show,” DeBeauvoir said.