For information related to this topic that is provided in American Sign Language (ASL), visit our Voting Videos in ASL page.
Problems voting or registering to vote? Questions about voters with disabilities? Call our hotline at 1-888-796-VOTE (8683) or email vote@DRTX.org.
New voting laws passed in Texas in 2021 may impact how you vote. Parts of those laws were challenged and overturned. Another lawsuit challenging the law is pending a judge’s decision. While we try 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.
Disability Rights Texas is designated by the Help America Vote Act to ensure accessible voting in Texas. We train people with disabilities on voting rights, survey polling places for accessibility, work with election officials, and respond to legislative inquiries.
Sign up for voting texts: To join, text the word VOTE to 844-937-3904. (Messaging and data rates apply.)
Resources for Election Workers: DRTx provides resources to help election workers ensure polling sites are fully accessible.
The 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 “Ballot by Mail Checklist”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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 easy-to-read book provides people with disabilities information about their voting rights. Continue reading “Voting Rights for People with Disabilities Picture Book”
Learn what you need to know so you can register to vote in Texas. Continue reading “How to Register to Vote 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”
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”
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”
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”
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?”