A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Lee county through this evening. Rain & thunderstorms will continue to be possible for the Brazos Valley, through the evening and overnight hours. Severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out -- damaging winds, large hail, and even an isolated tornado threat will need to be monitored.
DALLAS State law requiring voters to show picture identification is causing some hiccups at early-voting locations around Texas.
The Dallas Morning News reports (http://dallasne.ws/19ISAWj ) that rules requiring that a voter's name on IDs exactly match that listed in voter registration databases are especially problematic.
Some Texans participating in early voting ahead of the Nov. 5 election have complained.
State officials say that if names are "substantially similar," a voter can immediately sign an affidavit verifying his or her identity, and then vote.
Another option is casting a provisional ballot, then providing supporting information later.
The law was approved in 2011 but didn't take effect until recently because of legal challenges.
It requires voters to produce picture IDs, including a Texas driver's license, a concealed handgun license or an election ID certificate.