Nacogdoches County, Texas

Friday, April 12, 2024

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Voters with Disabilities

Curbside Voting

If a voter is physically unable to enter the polling place, they may ask that an election official bring a ballot to a car parked at the curbside voting location. The voter will call (936) 560-7825 to notify the Elections Office that they have arrived to vote curbside. An election official will check the voter in and hand the voter the ballot. The voter will hand their cast ballot to the election official to deposit in the ballot box; or at the voter’s request, the voter may have a companion deposit their ballot in the ballot box.

Voting at the Polling Place

The voting equipment affords voters with disabilities the capability to vote independently and privately at the polling place during Early Voting or on Election Day.

The voting equipment available to the voter is pre-equipped with a 3.5mm jack and a pair of standard headphones, or the option to plug in their own headphones, through which all operations are narrated. This allows a voter with vision impairments to navigate the voting equipment without assistance from a third party.

The voting equipment is pre-equipped with a 3.5mm jack into which tactile inputs may be plugged into, allowing voters who prefer to provide their own inputs devices (such as sip/puff or large button devices) to do so.

Voting by Mail

In Texas, voters who are 65 years of age or older or are disabled may submit an annual ballot by mail application to the early voting clerk starting on the first day of the calendar year.

Temporarily disabled voters may submit a ballot by mail application for a specific election at any time in the year of the election for which a ballot is requested. Eligible applicants will receive a ballot in the mail and must return it to the early voting clerk. The voted ballot must be delivered to the Election Administrator’s Office via mail, or common or contract courier by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Notice of Voting Order Priority

Pursuant to Section 63.0013, Election Code: An election officer may give voting order priority to individuals with a mobility problem that substantially impairs the person’s ability to move around.

Voters who wish to be given voting order priority, and be accepted for voting before others in line to vote at the polling place may indicate this to any election officer serving at the polling place.

Notice of Voting Order Priority