-3-(5) [A] United States passport issued to the person;(6) [A]n official [piece of] mail addressed to the person by namefrom a governmental entity;(7) [A] copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, governmentcheck, paycheck, or other government document that shows thename and address of the voter; or(8) [A]ny other form of identification prescribed by the secretary of state.Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 63.0101. A voter is required to vote provisionally only if s/he does not havehis/her voter registration certificate and does not have one of the many formsof identification allowed under current law.
Tex. Elec. Code Ann.§ 63.011.
In other words, a provisional ballot is used as an absolute lastresort for voters whose identification cannot be verified at the polls.On May 27, 2011, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law SB14, which amendsrelevant provisions of the Texas Election Code and the Texas TransportationCode so to require all voters to produce one of the following in order to vote byregular ballot:
A Texas-issued driver’s license, a Texas state identification card, alicense to carry a concealed handgun, a U.S. military card, or a U.S.passport, each of which must be current or have expired no earlierthan 60 days before the date of presentation; or
A U.S. citizenship certificate that contains a photograph of thevoter.
This means that a voter who has his/her voter registration certificate,but is not on the list may still cast a regular ballot, without additional proof of identification.
Tex. Elec. Code Ann. § 63.006. It also means that even avoter with an incorrect voter registration certificate who is not on the listmay still cast a regular ballot, after executing an affidavit attesting to certainfacts about him- or herself, including information about residency.
Tex.Elec. Code Ann. § 63.007.