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    News Article | February 17, 2022

    Is Your County’s Website Election-Ready?

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    County Information Resources Agency (CIRA)

    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 the TAC County Information Resources Agency (TAC CIRA).

    • Provide sample ballots to help facilitate quick and effective voting.
    • Prominently and clearly post critical information, such as voter registration information, and 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 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 mandates that voting information should be provided "in the language of the applicable minority group as well as in the English language."
      • Consider adding an accessibility statement, including contact information a constituent can use to reach someone at the county for help accessing your website’s information.
      • 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 County Election Website Checklist and its 2022 Suggested Best Practices for County Election Websites to review and assess your county's election webpage. 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 at (800) 456‑5974.