Is Your County's Website Election-Ready?

September 16, 2020

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Ensure your county's voters have the election information they need to cast their ballots this fall with these recommendations from the League of Women Voters and TAC County Information Resources Agency (TAC CIRA).

  • Provide sample ballots to help facilitate quick and effective voting. This is the first election without straight party voting.
  • Prominently post critical information like voter registration information, polling locations and times, as well as contact information for the election office. Posting this information within a PDF makes it harder to find.
  • Link to votetexas.gov in English and Spanish.
  • Ensure the usability and accessibility of your website and the information you are providing.
    • Use simple and clear language to help voters easily navigate your site.
    • Provide voting information in other languages, in addition to English. Reference Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act, which states that voting information should be provided "in the language of the applicable minority group as well as in the English language."
    • Use Section 508 federal accessibility requirements as a guide to help develop reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Learn more about accessibility.

More resources from the League of Women Voters

Use the League's Checklist for County Election Websites and the 2020 Suggested Best Practices for County Election Websites to review and assess your county's election web page. Visit the League of Women Voters of Texas website for additional information.

If you obtain your county website through TAC CIRA, we can assist your county to make specific edits to your site, per your direction. Contact us via web, via email or (800) 456-5974.