What Are Your Rights As A Voter?

If you believe that you have been denied the right to vote based on your race, color, or language minority status, OR that otherwise your voting rights under federal law have been violated contact Dallas County Elections Department, Phone: 214-637-7937

Voters are advised to try to contact their County Elections Department first, but if a voter is unable to obtain help to resolve a voting rights violation complaint with their County Elections office, then a voter is encouraged to contact Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, Phone: 800-253-3931, TTY: 202-616-1415, FAX: 202-305-0752

FAQ about your voting rights guaranteed by our federal government

As a registered voter in Texas, you have certain rights. 
You have the right to:

  • A ballot with written instructions on how to cast a ballot.
  • Cast your vote in secret, free from intimidation.
  • Receive up to two more ballots if a mistake is made while marking the ballot.
  • Ask for instruction on how to cast the ballot, but not suggestions on how to vote.
  • Bring an interpreter to assist.
  • Assistance if you cannot write, see the ballot or understand the language in which it is written.
  • Bring written materials into the voting booth to assist in casting a ballot.
  • Report a possible voting rights abuse to your local election official.
  • Cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters or you do not have proper id.
  • Vote once at any early voting location within the territory conducting the election.
  • File an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.