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Language Accessibility


  1. Can I ask for an interpreter if I don’t understand the language?

If you do not understand the language being spoken in the polling place or you do not understand the language that the ballot is written in, you have the right to an interpreter.


  1. Can I ask for an interpreter to help me communicate with the election officials?

If you cannot speak English, or if you communicate only with sign language, you may use an interpreter to help you communicate with election officials. You can select any registered voter from your county to be your interpreter.


  1. Are there any language resources available to me?

Yes, if you have questions or need help voting, there are people available to help. Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683) and you will be able to receive bilingual assistance in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali.

And, if you speak Spanish, call 888-Ve-Y-Vota (839-8682) or 844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) if you need resources in Arabic.


  1. Can someone translate the ballot for me?

If you cannot read the languages on the ballot, your interpreter can translate the ballot for you in the voting booth.



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.

Mollie Finch Belt is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Examiner. She attended elementary school in Tuskegee, Ala.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Dallas, Texas. In 1961, she graduated from...

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