Find Your County Election Website!

Texas Flag. Counties run elections

In Texas, each county is responsible for voter registration, where to vote, when to vote, how to vote, what is on the ballot, how to become a Volunteer Deputy Registrar or an Election Judge.

The League of Women Voters Advocates for improved voting and election information provided on Texas county websites!  You can help!

The League of Women Voters of Texas 2017 survey found a 50% improvement in the provision of adequate election and voter ID information on county election websites compared to 2016. One hundred eleven (47%) of the existing 234 official county websites increased their overall adequacy of online elections information for their voters. 

County Website Reports

PDF iconOctober 2017 Report PDF iconOctober 2017 Appendix
PDF iconOctober 2016 Report PDF iconOctober 2016 Appendix
PDF iconAugust 2016 Report PDF iconAugust 2016 Appendix

Use this to guide to review your county election website and advocate for improvements as needed.

      #1.  Does the county website have a page solely for election information?  Is election information so easy to find voters can’t possibly miss it?
  • A limited number of clicks to find information.
  • Does the election page use plain recognizable words and icons such as election, voting, voter, vote, register to vote, and request a vote by mail ballot?
  • Remember! Voters do not know to find election info at County Clerk or Tax Assessor/Collector.

#2 Is the following election information up to date and accurate?

  • Dates for early voting & Election Day
  • Deadlines for voter registration application, mail ballot application, and receipt of mail ballot
  • Polling locations for early voting & Election Day
  • Sample ballots
  • Election results

#3  Is voter information included for:

  • Military and overseas voters 
  • student voters
  • Voters with special needs 

#4  Is Voter ID information provided and accurate?

  • Lists of seven acceptable voter IDs
  • List of other documents accepted if no photo ID and the need to sign a simple form
  • Voter ID extras!
    • Name on ID and voter registration card must be substantially the same but not identical Voter addresses on ID and official list of voters need not match at time of voting
    • Election officials and poll workers cannot question a voter about the use of an ID.

#5  Are Texas Secretary of State election links provided? 

#6 Is there a link for the League of Women Voters nonpartisan Voters Guide?

#7  Learn more about best practices for election websites!

*Print a copy of PDF iconBest Practices for County Election Websites 

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