The DRTx Voting Rights Team is available to assist you with conducting an accessibility audit for your polling site and providing training to your polling site workers on disability voting rights. Call our Voting Rights Hotline at 1-888-796-VOTE (8683) to schedule an audit or a training. In addition, the following resources are available to help you ensure your polling site is fully accessible during early voting and on election days.

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

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Election Workers Guide to Serving Voters with Disabilities

Disability Rights Texas Handout Last updated: January 2013 Publication Code: n/a Election Workers Guide to Serving Voters with Disabilities This handout is available in Braille and/or on audio tape upon request. General tips Assume competence and treat every voter with respect. Be patient to those who need extra time to communicate or cast their ballot…. Continue reading Election Workers Guide to Serving Voters with Disabilities

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Handouts

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. Continue reading Understanding HB 658 for Residential Care Facilities

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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. Continue reading Polling Place Accessibility Survey Short Version

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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. Continue reading Video Demos of Voting Machine Accessibility Features

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Basic Guide to Polling Place Accessibility

How to check if a polling place is accessible and in compliance with the law. Continue reading Basic Guide to Polling Place Accessibility

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Polling Place Accessibility — Ensuring Effective Interaction

Disability Rights Texas Handout Last updated: 8/9/2014 Publication Code: HA06 This handout is available in Braille and/or on audio tape upon request. Polling Place Accessibility — Ensuring Effective Interaction Requirements: Doors, entrances and exits used to enter or to leave the polling place must have a minimum width of 32 inches. Any curb next to… Continue reading Polling Place Accessibility — Ensuring Effective Interaction

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Publications

Texans with Disabilities Vote Poster

For poll workers to display at poll sites during elections…. Continue reading Texans with Disabilities Vote Poster

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