Know Your Rights
- You have the right to vote however you choose. It is a crime for someone to pressure or influence you while you are voting.
- If you have a disability or if you are 65 or older, you have the right to vote by mail-in or absentee ballot or in person at the polling location.
- An elections official will never approach you at your home or outside of your polling place to offer assistance or take your ballot. Do not give your ballot to an individual you do not trust.
- You have the right to vote your ballot by yourself, in secret. Choose someone you trust to help you if you cannot fill out your ballot yourself.
- If you do allow a person to assist you with reading and marking your ballot, you have the right to inspect the ballot for accuracy.
- It is a crime for someone to take your mail ballot from you, unless you are physically incapable of mailing your own ballot and you request assistance.
For any questions regarding election laws, please consult with the Secretary of State.
For questions relating to political campaigns, please consult the Texas Ethics Commission.
For information on school electioneering, please review this brochure.