Harris County election guide wrong on voter ID law

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Associated Press

Posted on November 1, 2011 at 9:04 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 1 at 9:07 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — A manual used to train election judges in the state's most populous county wrongly said a new voter identification law now applies.

The law requiring Texans to show photo ID before voting takes effect Jan. 1.

Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart said Monday that his office caught the error in the training guide for next Tuesday's election. Stanart says election workers have been provided with the correct information.

The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/v3TndL ) reports two confused election judges contacted the office of state Sen. Rodney Ellis last week over the error. Ellis has raised concerns that voters in Harris County, with nearly 4.1 million residents, could wrongly be turned away.

A voter registration card is all the identification needed for next week's constitutional amendments election. Early voting runs through Friday.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com

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