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What to Know Before Going to the Polls (Spanish)

You Have:

  1. The right to a ballot with written instructions on how to cast the ballot.
  2. The right to cast your vote in secret and free from intimidation.
  3. The right to receive up to two more ballots if a mistake is made while marking the ballot.
  4. The right to ask the polling place official for instructions on how to cast the ballot, but not for suggestions on how to vote.
  5. The right to bring an interpreter to assist you as you qualify to vote if you do not understand the English language.
  6. The right to assistance while casting your ballot if you cannot write, see the ballot, understand the language in which it is written, or cannot speak English, or communicate only with sign language, and want assistance in communicating with election officials.
  7. The right to report a possible voting rights abuse to the Secretary of State or to your local election official.
  8. The right to cast a provisional ballot if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters.
  9. The (1) right to cast a provisional ballot (a) if you do not possess one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, and you can reasonably obtain one of these forms of identification or (b) if you possess, but did not bring to the polling place, one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or (c) if you do not possess one of the seven forms of acceptable photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, you could otherwise not reasonably obtain one, but you did not bring a supporting form of identification to the polling place, and (2) the right to present one of the acceptable forms of photo identification, which, if you are under 70, is not expired for more than four years, or, if you do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the right to execute a reasonable impediment declaration and present one of the supporting forms of identification, to the county voter registrar’s office, within six (6) calendar days after election day.
  10. The right to vote once at any early voting location during the early voting period within the territory conducting the election.
  11. The right to file an administrative complaint with the Secretary of State concerning violations of federal and state voting procedures.

You may not:

  1. Vote in an election in which you know that you are not eligible to vote.
  2. Vote twice in an election.
  3. Provide assistance to a voter who is not eligible to receive assistance.
  4. Suggest how another person should vote by word, sign or gesture while in the polling place.
  5. Intimidate, threaten, or coerce any person from voting or attempting to vote.
  6. Electioneer or loiter within 100 feet of the entrance to the polling place or inside the polling place.
  7. Buy or sell your ballot.
  8. Deposit a ballot in the ballot box that was not given to you by an election official.

 

Acceptable Forms of Identification

You will have to present one of the following forms of acceptable photo identification in order to vote, unless you do not possess, and cannot reasonably obtain, one of these forms of acceptable photo identification or you qualify for one of the other exemptions identified below:

  • Texas Driver’s License issued by the Department of Public Safety (“DPS”)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS;
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS;
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS;
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph;
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph; or
  • United States Passport (book or card).

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or, for voters aged 18-69, have expired no more than 4 years before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place. A person 70 years of age or older may use a form of identification listed above that has expired if the identification is otherwise valid.

Reasonable Impediment Declaration: If you do not possess one of the forms of acceptable photo identification listed above, and cannot reasonably obtain such identification, you have the right to execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration and present a copy or original of one of the following supporting documents: (1) a government document that shows your name and an address, including your voter registration certificate; (2) current utility bill; (3) bank statement; (4) government check; (5) paycheck; or (6) (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes your identity (which may include a foreign birth document).

The address on an acceptable photo identification or a supporting document does not have to match your address on the list of registered voters.

Other Exemptions: Voters with a disability may apply with the county voter registrar for a permanent exemption to presenting acceptable photo identification or following the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure in the county. Also, voters who (1) have a consistent religious objections to being photographed or (2) do not present an acceptable form of photo identification listed above or follow the Reasonable Impediment Declaration procedure because of certain natural disasters as declared by the President of the United States or the Texas Governor, may vote a provisional ballot, appear at the voter registrar’s office within six (6) calendar days after election day, and sign an affidavit swearing to the religious objection or natural disaster, in order for a provisional ballot to be counted. 

Prohibition of Devices Within 100 Feet of Voting Stations

Persons are not allowed to use a wireless communications device within 100-feet of the voting stations. Additionally, persons are not allowed to use a mechanical or electronic device to record sound or images within 100-feet of the voting stations.

Said devices include but are not limited to:

  • cell phones;
  • digital phones;
  • cameras;
  • phone cameras and;
  • sound recorders.

A voting station is the area where the voter marks the ballot. The election judge has the authority to require persons to deactivate any such device and further authority to require persons who do not comply to leave the polling place. Poll watchers are subject to additional rules and must sign an oath stating they do not have in their possession devices capable of recording images or sound or that they will disable or deactivate the devices while serving as a watcher. Questions or clarification should be directed to the election judge in your polling place.

Note: This does not apply to election officers conducting official duties or the use of election equipment necessary for the conduct of the election. Furthermore, this does not apply to persons employed at the location in which a polling place is located while the person is acting in the cause of their employment.

NOTIFICACIÓN DE PROHIBICIÓN DE CIERTOS DISPOSITIVOS DENTRO DE CIEN (100) PIES DE LA ESTACIÓN DE VOTACIÓN

No se permite usar dispositivos de comunicación inalámbrica dentro de cien (100) pies de la estación de votación. Adicionalmente, no se permite usar medios mecánicos o electrónicos que graban imágenes o sonido dentro de cien (100) pies de la estación de votación. Dichos dispositivos incluye pero no se limite a teléfonos celulares, teléfonos digitales, cámaras, celular con cámara, y grabadoras. La estación de votación es el área donde el votante marca su boleta. El juez de la elección tiene la autoridad de requerir que personas desactiven el dispositivo y la autoridad de requerir que personas que no cumplan con esto, abandonen el área. Los Observadores Electorales están sujetos a reglas adicionales y deberán firmar un juramento declarando que no tienen en su persona dispositivos con capacidad de grabar imágenes o sonido, o que los inhabilitarán o desactivarán al servir como Observador. Si tiene alguna pregunta adicional o necesita clarificación, por favor diríjase al juez de la elección de su lugar de votación. Atención: Esta notificación no se aplica a oficiales de la elección efectuando servicios oficiales o al uso de equipo de elección necesario para efectuar la elección. Además, tampoco se aplica a aquellos empleados en la localidad donde se ubica un lugar de votación mientras actúan debido a su empleo. 

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  • Victoria County Polling Locations Victoria County is an approved county of the Countywide Polling Place Program (CWPP). This means that Registered Voters of Victoria County can cast their ballot at any of our listed polling locations.