Texas Law

  • Requires polling places and precinct conventions to comply with the Texas Accessibility Standards.
  • Requires that each polling place must provide at least one voting station that provides a practical and effective means for voters with physical disabilities to cast a secret ballot. An exemption for certain political subdivisions exists for non State wide elections.
  • Provides for assistance in reading the ballot and/or voting.
  • Allows the use of sign language interpreters or language interpreters for voters who cannot communicate in English.
  • Provides for ballots to be brought to the curb, or polling place entrance, if the voter can not enter.
  • Provides a system for early voting by mail with specific deadlines and restrictions.
  • Allows for a citizen to vote without presenting ID if the citizen presents documentation of his or her disability from SSI or SSDI.

Texas Statutes


  • Secretary of State
    Voter Information:
    (800) 252-8683
    Services Available to Voters with Special Needs

Relevant Federal Laws