- 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.
Voting Rights of People with Disabilities
An overview of voting rights of people with disabilities
How to Register to Vote in Texas
Information on how to register to vote in Texas
Understanding Your Texas Voter Registration Certificate
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.
eSlate Instructions for Voters Who are Blind or have Visual Impairment
Instructions for use of the eSlate for Voters who are blind or having visual impairment.
eSlate Instructions for Use
Instructions for using an eSlate.
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.
Basic Guide to Polling Place Accessibility
How to check if a polling place is accessible and in compliance with the law
When and how to use a provisional ballot in Texas
Alternative Voting Options
Alternatives for people without access to traditional voting methods
Voting Rights for People with Disabilities Picture Book
This easy-to-read book provides people with disabilities information about their voting rights.