Resources for Election Workers
Please note: New Texas voting laws went into effect in 2021. Some parts of the law have been challenged in the courts, so the law and how elections are conducted could change. While we strive to keep our voting resources current, you may want to contact your county’s election administrator to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
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.
This resource provides tips for how election workers can serve voters with disabilities. The resource provides both general and specific tips, including tips for serving voters who use wheelchairs, voters who are blind, voters who are deaf, and more. Continue reading “Tips to Help Election Workers Serve Voters with Disabilities”
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”
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”
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)”
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”
How to check if a polling place is accessible and in compliance with the law. Continue reading “Basic Guide to Polling Place Accessibility”
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”
This training for poll workers provides information about disabilities, the rights of voters with disabilities, disability etiquette, and more. Continue reading “Poll Worker Webinar Training: Working with Voters with Disabilities”