Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire poses for his administrative assistant Sue Hommel as they test the newly acquired camera equipment in order to produce valid Election Identification Certificates necessary for voting.
Per new legislation all voters must present photo identification. However, the State has invested funds to ensure this will not lessen votes cast.
Since Delta County does not have a Department of Public Safety office that issues identification, Delta County Judge Herb Brookshire has taken the steps to provide temporary voter identification cards at the Courthouse.
These Election Identification Certificates (EIC) will be issued to Texans who do not already have an acceptable form of photo identification necessary to vote.
If Mount Vernon voters approve either of two alcohol-sales ballot initiatives on May 11 - and voters in the Piney Woods town of Tatum do the same - that would leave Delta County the last dry county in East Texas.