MARK YOUR CALENDAR with these key dates for the 2018 mid-term election in Texas:
  • October 9 – last day to register to vote
  • October 22 – early voting begins
  • November 2 – early voting ends
  • November 6 – general election

Disability Rights Texas employs staff specialists responsible for a wide variety of activities such as training people with disabilities on voting rights, surveying polling places, working with election officials, and responding to legislative inquiries. In addition to these year-round activities, DRTx runs a special toll-free Voter Rights Hotline to answer questions, respond to legal violations, and troubleshoot problems.

We help ensure that Texans with disabilities can:

  • Register to vote
  • Access polling places
  • Cast a ballot
  • File a complaint if excluded from any part of the voting process

Problems voting or registering to vote? Questions about voters with disabilities?

Call our hotline at 1-888-796-VOTE (8683)

(Please note that this phone number is for voting issues only and not for service requests.)

These resources are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.

Resources for Election Workers.

Link back to Service Priorities Main Page.

Publications

Understanding HB 658 for Residential Care Facilities

Under a new state law (House Bill 658), when residential care facilities (RCFs) request five or more absentee ballots, counties are required to send election judges to deliver the ballots during early voting and oversee voting at those homes, providing assistance if necessary. This handout provides information to help RCFs with the new process.

Polling Place Accessibility Survey – short version

A brief survey for voters, poll workers, or election officials to complete to determine if their polling site is accessible to people with disabilities.

Video Demos of Voting Machine Accessibility Features

List of links to various YouTube videos that demonstrate the use of voting machine accessibility features for people with disabilities.

Voter ID Exemption – Proving Disability

If you are a voter with a disability that does not have a photo ID, find out how you can get a permanent exemption from the photo ID requirement.

Videos

Voting Rights of People with Disabilities

Watch Voting Rights of People with Disabilities.

Why Should People With Disabilities Vote?

Watch Why Should People With Disabilities Vote?.