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Senior Voters and Voters with Special Needs

You are entitled to receive assistance if you cannot read or write or have a physical disability that prevents you from reading or marking the ballot. You may be assisted by:

  • A person of your choice who is not an election worker,
  • Two election workers on Election Day; or
  • One election worker during early voting.

You may not be assisted by your employer, an agent of your employer, or an officer or agent of your union.

The person assisting you must read you the entire ballot, unless you ask to have only parts of the ballot read. The person assisting you must take an oath that he or she will not try to influence your vote and will mark your ballot as you direct. If you choose to be assisted by polling place officials, poll watchers and election inspectors may observe the voting process, but if you ask to be assisted by a person you choose, no one else may watch you vote.
It is illegal for a person assisting you to try to influence your vote, mark your ballot in a way other than the way you have asked, or tell anyone how you voted.

The Travis County Clerk maintains the county's records, administers elections, and oversees legal documentation (such as property deeds, marriage licenses and assumed name certificates).


Main Phone Line: (512) 854-9188 | 24 Hour Voter Hotline: (512) 238-VOTE (8683) | Election Division: (512) 854-4996 | Misdemeanor Division: (512) 854-9440