Bastrop Co. residents may qualify for voting ID exemption

BASTROP (KXAN) — Voters in Bastrop County may qualify for voting ID exemption in the Nov. 3 election.

Residents that have been affected by the Hidden Pines fire who no longer have their ID’s will still be able to vote.

“If you are a Bastrop County resident who does not have access to your photo ID because of the current wildfires, you can still cast a ballot for the November 3 Election by seeking an exemption,” said Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos.

In the case of a declared natural disaster voter ID exemptions go into effect. As of Oct. 15 Gov. Abbott declared the Hidden Pines fire as a Bastrop County disaster.

The voter instead is allowed to sign an affidavit confirming that they no longer have identification due to the fire. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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