Reporting Voting Problems

Some problems are likely to arise in any election. If you experience a problem when you are trying to vote, it can be very frustrating trying to find a solution.

You should first try to resolve your problem with the poll workers or election judge at your polling place.  If you are unable to do so, you may call trained volunteers from the non-partisan Election Protection Coalition, of which the League of Women Voters of Richardson is a member.  Volunteers are available during Early Voting and on Election Day to ensure that all voters’ rights are respected.

Election Protection Hotlines

  • English                                           


or   866-687-8683

  • Spanish/English                       


or   888-839-8682

  • Asian Languages/English   


or   888-274-8683

  • Arabic/English                         


or   844-925-5287

Another place to go when encountering a voting problem is to the agency administering the election. In most elections, this will be your county Elections Department, although in local elections it could be the city or school district. For details on who to contact for help, click here.

If you are unable to resolve your problem with the agency administering the election, contact the Secretary of State's Election Division whose contact information is listed here. They may be able to contact the election administrator and help you solve the problem.


If you could not vote and are unable to resolve the problem with the Secretary of State, or if you feel that your civil rights have been violated, you can contact the United States Department of Justice. This agency is charged with upholding federal laws concerning elections and the rights of voters.

A summary of the federal voting laws enforced by the U.S. Department of Justice can be found by clicking here.

Here you can find a list of your rights as a Texas voter.