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For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Voting Videos in ASL page.

For resources for election officials and polling site workers on the rights of voters with disabilities, polling place accessibility, how to interact with voters with disabilities, and more, see our Election Workers Resource page.

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 has a special toll-free Voter Rights Hotline to answer questions, respond to legal violations, and troubleshoot problems. Call 1-888-796-VOTE (8683) for free assistance.

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.

Featured Resources

2022 Ballot by Mail Checklist

The 2022 Ballot by Mail Checklist provides guidance to help you apply for a Ballot by Mail, track your application status, and get additional help if you need it. Continue reading “2022 Ballot by Mail Checklist”

Voting Rights of People with Disabilities

You have the right to vote whether you have a disability or not, as long as you are registered to vote in Texas. This handout provides information on the rights of voters with disabilities. Continue reading “Voting Rights of People with Disabilities”

Handouts

ExpressVote Voting System

The ExpressVote Voting System may be used at your polling place during elections. Learn about the technology and get familiar with its features. Continue reading “ExpressVote Voting System”

Instructions for Hart Touch Voting System

A Hart direct-record electronic (DRE) voting system may be used at your polling place during elections. Get familiar with the system and how to navigate it. Continue reading “Instructions for Hart Touch Voting System”

Alternative Voting Options

Alternatives for people without access to traditional voting methods. Alternatives covered include vote by mail, voting early, and curbside voting. Continue reading “Alternative Voting Options”

Understanding Your Texas Voter Registration Certificate

Learn how to understand the Voter Registration Certificate you’ll receive in the mail. This handout will help you use your certificate to identify your precinct, as well as which elections and races you can vote in. Continue reading “Understanding Your Texas Voter Registration Certificate”

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)”

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 “Voting Machine Accessibility Features”

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”

Polling Place Accessibility & Ensuring Effective Interaction

This handout covers how to ensure a polling place is accessible and provides tips for effectively interacting with people with disabilities. Continue reading “Polling Place Accessibility & Ensuring Effective Interaction”

Voting Rights for People with Disabilities Picture Book

This easy-to-read book provides people with disabilities information about their voting rights. Continue reading “Voting Rights for People with Disabilities Picture Book”

How to Register to Vote in Texas

Learn what you need to know so you can register to vote in Texas. Continue reading “How to Register to Vote in Texas”

Voter ID in Texas

Learn about what ID you need to vote in Texas, and what to do if you are a person with a disability who does not have an ID. Continue reading “Voter ID in Texas”

Videos

Ballot by Mail Checklist in ASL

This video in ASL provides guidance to help you apply for a Ballot by Mail, track your application status, and get additional help if you need it. Watch the video “Ballot by Mail Checklist in ASL”

Voting Rights for the Deaf Community

This video covers everything the deaf community needs to know about voting in Texas, including eligibility, registration, and voting methods. Watch the video “Voting Rights for the Deaf Community”

Vote For Access Trailer

Vote for Access addresses barriers people with disabilities experience related to voting and how to fix the barriers. This trailer previews the five-episode series. Watch the video “Vote For Access Trailer”

Vote for Access: Episode 1 – Attitudes

The first episode is all about attitude. Learn why it’s important to know your rights, especially if you need accommodations. Watch the video “Vote for Access: Episode 1 – Attitudes”

Vote for Access: Episode 2 – Information

Everyone has the right to accessible information. When it comes to voting and elections, accessible information is critical so people with disabilities can learn about candidates and participate in the process. Watch the video “Vote for Access: Episode 2 – Information”

Vote for Access: Episode 3 – At the Polls

Access to the polls doesn’t stop at the front door of your polling station. You have the right to cast your vote privately, and independently. Watch the video “Vote for Access: Episode 3 – At the Polls”

Vote for Access: Episode 4 – Alternatives to Polling Places

Voting isn’t just going into a booth and pressing a button, especially if you’re a voter with a disability. Alternative methods exist. Watch the video “Vote for Access: Episode 4 – Alternatives to Polling Places”

Vote for Access: Episode 5 – Voter Suppression

Voter suppression affects people with disabilities a little differently than other groups. Watch the video “Vote for Access: Episode 5 – Voter Suppression”

Voting Rights of People with Disabilities

This video covers voting rights and other important information people with disabilities should know about voting. Learn about your right to register to vote, to an accessible polling place, to vote using alternative methods, and more. Watch the video “Voting Rights of People with Disabilities”

Why Should People With Disabilities Vote?

This video features self-advocates talking about why it’s important for people with disabilities to vote. Reasons provided include having your voice heard, being engaged in your community, and having a say in who leads the government. Watch the video “Why Should People With Disabilities Vote?”