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.
PDF: Understanding HB 658 for Residential Care Facilities (269KB)
VIDEO: Supported Decision Making: An Alternative to Guardianship in Texas
Many people think that guardianship is the best way to help adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities make important decisions. The truth is, guardianship is often not necessary. Watch this news interview with the DRTx legal director to learn more about the new guardianship reform laws passed in Texas that will give people with disabilities more independence, including Supported Decision Making.
Supported Decision Making: An Alternative to Guardianship