The following day I was able to take care of two things at once. One was to apply for my Texas Driver’s License and also to register to vote. I went into the Texas Department of Public Safety which handles driver’s license applications. In Livingston it is located right next to the jail.
Just like at the Tax Office where I handled my RV registration, I was the only person in the entire office. I couldn’t believe it. In California where I previously lived you might as well schedule an entire day to handle either driver’s license or registration. But because Livingston is a small town I was able to go right in and taken care of everything.
I had checked with the Escapees headquarters regarding what I must take with me in order to obtain my new driver’s license. I needed proof of my residency which I was able to obtain from the Escapees Mail Forwarding Service. Then I needed my social security card, proof of insurance card on my RV, RV registration, my passport and my CA driver’s license.
The helpful lady gave me a form which I had to fill out. This form also had a box that you could check to complete your registration to vote. I did not have to take a written test or a driver test since I was relinquishing my CA driver’s license. I then returned the form to the clerk, took an eye exam and they took my thumb prints and a photograph.
Then I was given a temporary license and told that I would receive my license in 4-6 weeks. This whole process took about 20 minutes. Not to shabby!!!!! Now my RV is registered in the state of Texas, I have a Texas driver’s license and can vote in the next election.
In case you are wondering why I chose to change my domicile from California to Texas it is primarily to obtain a less expensive Medicare Supplement. I have already talked with a broker in Polk county (where Livingston, TX is located). This will give me complete health coverage anywhere I travel. I no longer have to worry about being in network or out of network and can see any doctor I wish without added costs.
I will summarize all of the requirements in a later post for those thinking of changing their domicile to Texas.
YeeeeeeeHaaaaaaaa!!!!! I am now a TEXAN!!!!!!!!