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As a Texas Voter, Know your Rights
What are they?

You Have:

  • The right to a ballot with written instructions on how to cast the ballot.
  • The right to cast your vote in secret and free from intimidation.
  • The right to receive up to two more ballots if a mistake is made while marking the ballot.
  • The right to ask the polling place official for instructions on how to cast the ballot, but not for suggestions on how to vote.
  • The right to bring a interpreter to assist you as you qualify to vote if you do not understand the English language.
  • The right to assistance while casting your ballot if you cannot write, see the ballot, or understand the language in which it is written.
  • The right to bring written materials into the voting booth to assist you as you cast the ballot.
  • The right to report possible voting rights abuse to the Secretary of State or to your local elections official.
  • The right to cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters or you do not have proper identification.
  • The right to file an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.

You May Not:

  • Vote in an election in which you know that you are not eligible to vote.
  • Vote twice in an election.
  • Provide assistance to a voter who is not eligible to receive assistance.
  • Suggest how another person should vote by work, sign or gesture while in the polling place.
  • Intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person from voting or attempting to vote.
  • Electioneer or loiter within 100 feet of the entrance to the polling place or inside the polling place.
  • Buy or sell your ballot.
  • Deposit a ballot in the ballot box that was not given to you by an election official.

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