If you're a voter in Taylor, Texas, and you have a complaint about a candidate or ballot measure, there are certain steps you need to take to ensure your voice is heard. This article will provide an overview of the process for filing a complaint in Taylor, Texas. First, if you are absent from your county of residence on election day and during the early voting period, you may be eligible to vote with a limited ballot at your county's main polling place during the early voting period. To do this, you must be able to confirm your enrollment and show identification.
If you moved to a new county and missed the deadline to register as a voter, you may also be eligible to vote with a limited ballot. Second, according to Section 127.093, the test for automatic tabulation equipment must take place at least 48 hours before it is used to count the ballots voted in an election. If early voting ballots sent by mail are processed at a location other than the primary early voting location, the early voting secretary may require that voting take place at that location. Third, on the first day of early voting, the general custodian of the electoral records can demand that a person with a key that makes the lock on a ballot box that contains the voted ballots return the key to the custodian; and open the ballot box and transfer the voted ballots to another secure container for the rest of the storage period. Fourth, if there is an issue with a voter's signature on their envelope, such as if it does not match what is on file with their voter registration record, then the signature verification committee can notify them of this defect by phone or email. The voter can then cancel their ballot by mail in accordance with Section 84 032 or go to the office of the early voting secretary in person no later than six days after election day to correct the defect. Fifth, if there is an issue with a candidate's candidacy during the primary election process that results in them becoming vacant before the November general elections for state and county offices, then this must be reported to the party's website on the Internet and submitted to the Secretary of State no later than 30 days before the party convenes its first district conventions. Sixth, all Texas counties must provide an electronic direct voting machine (DRE) at each voting center for visually impaired voters so that they can vote without assistance. Poll workers often attend training provided by election officials and then work at voting centers to help the voting process go smoothly through tasks such as registering voters and casting ballots. Seventh, if you are sending an absentee ballot by mail (ABBM) or Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), then it must be received by your county's early voting secretary no later than 11 days before election day.
If it is not received by this deadline, then any ABBM or FPCA sent by email or fax will be considered incomplete and your county's early voting secretary will not be able to send you a ballot. Finally, if you are returning your ballot marked on an official envelope on election day while polls are open, then it must be returned to your county's early voting secretary. The custodian of the key to the second lock of the double-locking early voting ballot box must give their key to the judge who chairs the early voting board at their request. In summary, filing a complaint about a candidate or ballot measure in Taylor, Texas requires following certain steps. If you are absent from your county of residence on election day and during early voting period, you may be eligible to vote with a limited ballot.
Additionally, if there is an issue with your signature on your envelope or with a candidate's candidacy during primary elections, then these issues must be reported according to certain deadlines. Finally, all Texas counties must provide an electronic direct voting machine (DRE) at each voting center for visually impaired voters so that they can vote without assistance.