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    • To vote, all registered voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections.  More information on acceptable forms of identifications is available.

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    • What is a Provisional Ballot?

      Provisional ballots are used to ensure that all voters are able to cast a ballot even if voter eligibility is uncertain at the time they vote. Voters can mark a provisional ballot, and election workers set it aside until eligibility is verified at a later time. 

       

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    • If you need assistance at the polls, tell the election official if you are a voter who needs help to vote. You do not have to provide proof of your disability. Voters are entitled to receive assistance if they: 
      • Cannot read or write; or
      • Have a physical disability that prevents them from reading or marking the ballot; or
      • Cannot speak English, or communicate only with sign language, and want assistance in communicating with election officials.

      Voters may be assisted by:

      • Any person the voter chooses who is not an election worker;
      • Two election workers on Election Day; or
      • One election worker during early voting.

      Voters MAY NOT be assisted by:

      • Their employer;
      • An agent of their employer; or
      • An officer or agent of their union.

      The person assisting the voter must read him or her the entire ballot, unless the voter asks to have only parts of the ballot read. The person assisting the voter must take an oath that he or she will not try to influence the voter’s vote and will mark the ballot as the voter directs. If the voter chooses to be assisted by polling place officials, poll watchers and election inspectors may observe the voting process, but if the voter asks to be assisted by a person the voter chooses, no one else may watch him or her vote.

      It is illegal for a person assisting the voter to:

      • Try to influence the voter’s vote;
      • Mark the voter’s ballot in a way other than the way they have asked; or
      • Tell anyone how the voter voted.

      Voters May Use Interpreters at the Polls

      Voters who cannot speak English, or who communicate only with sign language, may use an interpreter to help them communicate with election officials, regardless of whether the election official(s) attending to the voter can speak the same language as the voter. The voter may select any person other than the voter’s employer, an agent of the voter’s employer, or an officer or agent of a labor union to which the voter belongs. If the voter cannot read the languages on the ballot, the interpreter may also act as an assistant for the voter, but they must follow the procedures for an assistant. (See assistance section above for more details.) If the voter is deaf and does not have a sign language interpreter who can accompany them to help communicate with the poll worker or read the ballot, the voter should contact his or her local election officials before the election and request assistance.

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    • The 100-Foot Marker

      When you go to your polling place, you will likely notice a cone or other distance marker placed 100 feet from the entrance of the building. Inside that 100 foot mark, you are not allowed to post, use or distribute any political signs or literature relating to a candidate, political party or measure appearing on your ballot in that election.

      Cell Phones and Other Devices

      Under Texas law, persons are not allowed to use wireless communications devices within 100 feet of voting stations. Additionally, persons are not allowed to use mechanical or electronic devices to record sound or images within 100 feet of the voting stations.

      Devices that should not be used in the polling place include:

      • Cell phones
      • Cameras
      • Tablet computers
      • Laptop computers
      • Sound recorders
      • Any other device that may communicate wirelessly, or be used to record sound or images.

      What can’t I wear to the polls?

      In Texas, a person may not wear apparel or a similar communicative device relating to a candidate, measure, or political party appearing on the ballot in the current election, but a person may wear such apparel relating to a candidate, measure, or political party that does NOT appear on the ballot in the current election.

      In other words, if you are wearing a hat, t-shirt, or button relating to a candidate, measure or political party that does not appear on the ballot in the current election, you are not violating Texas law.

      However, if you are wearing apparel relating to a candidate, measure, or political party on the ballot, a presiding judge has the ability to enforce the law within the 100-foot marker outside of the polling place entrance. You may be asked to remove or cover up your apparel before entering the building.

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    • This service is available to any voter who has difficulty walking or standing for long periods.  If you have an assistant with you, when you arrive at the polling location, have them notify the election official. The election official will then bring your ballot to your car outside the polling location. If you do not have an assistant, please call the indicated number at curbside or follow the procedures posted at the polling location. 

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