The Supreme Court ruled Oct. 18 that Texas is allowed to use the new voter identification law for the Nov. 4 midterm election.
Early voting in Texas began Monday. Individuals casting their votes were asked to present one of seven forms of approved identification.
Opinions of the new law are split, often along party lines.
Amanda Guillen, president of the Texas State College Democrats, said her organization sees it as a way to disenfranchise Texas voters.
“It’s definitely targeted towards minorities and the transgender community across the state,” Guillen said. “People who don’t have the resources, time or money to go and get one of the approved forms of identification will definitely be hurt by this.”