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Voting Rights of People with Disabilities

Disability Rights Texas Handout

Last updated: 8/28/2020
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Voting Rights of People with Disabilities

This handout is available in Braille and/or on audio tape upon request.

You have the right to vote whether you have a disability or not, as long as you are registered to vote in Texas. If your voting rights are violated because of a disability, contact Disability Rights Texas at 1-888-796-VOTE (8683).

Some of your specific rights include:

Accessibility

State law requires that all polling places meet strict accessibility standards including the following criteria:

Private Ballot

It is your right to cast a ballot privately and independently.

Special Voting Devices

Voting Assistance

Interpreters

You may find it easier to use one of the following alternative voting methods:

Provisional Ballot

You have the right to complete a provisional ballot if there is any question about your eligibility. Voters whose eligibility is in question will be allowed to cast a provisional ballot that will be counted once election officials determine the voter is eligible.

Voter Registration

If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in registering to vote, has questions regarding voting or feels that any of your voting rights have been violated, please contact the Disability Rights Texas Voters Hotline at 1-800-796-VOTE (8683).


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Intake: 1-800-252-9108
Main Line: 512-454-4816

Disclaimer: Disability Rights Texas strives to update its materials on an annual basis, and this handout is based upon the law at the time it was written. The law changes frequently and is subject to various interpretations by different courts. Future changes in the law may make some information in this handout inaccurate.

The handout is not intended to and does not replace an attorney’s advice or assistance based on your particular situation.