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
|October 2017 Report||October 2017 Appendix|
|October 2016 Report||October 2016 Appendix|
|August 2016 Report||August 2016 Appendix|
Use this to guide to review your county election website and advocate for improvements as needed.
Print a copy of the League's checklist of Best Practices for County Election Websites.
- 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?
- Detailed contact information for county election offices
- Dates and hours 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, including detailed location information
- Details on election judge, clerk training, precinct boundary changes, signature verification
- Schedules of public observation of election equipment accuracy testing
- 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 o 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?
- www.VOTE411.org or your local League website
#7 Learn more about best practices for election websites!
- Plainlanguage.gov Help voters find what they need.
- Texas Association of Counties
- Electiontools.org A template to create a straightforward election website that answers voters’ top questions
- Civicdesign.org Design guidelines that election officials can really use, based on solid research and best practices.
We need your help in the fight for voting rights in Texas!