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Voting with Special Needs or Disability



Know what accommodations  and transportation are available to you and how to tap into them.
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What accommodations are available?

  1. Voters may bring an assistant/interpreter to the polls to help them or have an assistant help them with their ballot-by-mail. For more information on rules for assistants, please see the Texas Secretary of State website.

  2. All polling locations must meet the minimum ADA requirements which are an accessible route for people in wheelchairs.

  3. For voters who cannot come into the building, Dallas County provides curbside voting during early voting and on Election Day. When you arrive at a polling location, you may call the number posted (or if you have an assistant with you, they may go inside to speak to a poll worker) and a poll worker will wheel the voting machine to your car. For more details, please go to  https://www.dallascountyvotes.org/voter-information/voters-with-special-needs/ .

DART public transportation

 

To Dallas County Elections Office to submit Mail-in-Ballot

From Oct 19 – Nov 3, DART is running a shuttle from a designated light rail station to the Dallas County Elections Department at 1520 Round Table Drive, so voters can drop-off their mail-in-ballots. Go to https://dart.org/vote/#shuttle. At this time, it is unknown if the shuttle bus has ramps.

 To Polling Places

DART is providing free rides on all to polling places on Saturdays during early Voting (October 17th and 24th) and on Election Day (Nov 3rd). More info for free rides to voting is at  https://dart.org/vote/ DART.

Paratransit Service is also free those days and can be reached at 214-515-7272 .
 

Community Groups providing transportation for Voters

  1. The community organization Mati-X is offering free rides to the polls on Saturday, October 24, for voters in zip code 75216. On Tuesday, November 3rd, they will offer rides to polls throughout Dallas. They have individual cars and 3 vans, one of which is handicap accessible. Request a ride online 
    or
    call the Mati-X Passenger Pick-up Hotline at 214-970-8947.

  2. Please contact your local political office to see if they provide transportation that meets your needs.

Need Help? Call Us.

If you have any questions on voting, please call the Dallas League office anytime, at 214-688-4125. Please leave a message and we will call you back as soon as we can.

For a quick response, call our office during the Monday Voter Hotline. It is every Monday until the election from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm.

You may also send us an email info@lwvdallas.org.

 
Quicklink for this page: lwvdallas.org/Special_Needs