#WeVote Frequently asked questions about voting rights in Texas

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Are there any other voting options available to me if I am disabled?

Vote by Mail is a method of conducting elections. Instead of using traditional polling places where voters go to cast ballots on Election Day, you can have a ballot mailed to you if you are a registered voter. You then mark the ballot, and mail it back to the county clerk to be counted.

In order to be eligible to vote by mail, you must be one or more of the following:

  • 65 years or older.
  • sick or disabled.
  • out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance.
  • confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

 

If I ask for assistance, will someone help me?

If you ask the workers at the polling place to help you, you will be assisted by two election workers on Election Day, or one election worker during early voting.

If you choose to be assisted by polling place officials, poll watchers and/or state and federal election inspectors present in the polling place may observe the voting process to be sure that the ballot has been marked as you requested. If you ask to be assisted by a person of your choosing, no one else may watch you vote.

 

This information was written by Louis A. Bedford IV to provide Texans with updated information regarding their rights and the law as they vote in 2022. It is for informational purposes only and is not meant to replace legal advice.

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