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Smith County, TX Election Website Accessibility


On June 14, 2024, the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas secured settlement agreements with four Texas counties--Colorado, Runnels, Smith, and Upton--to resolve the Department's findings that the Counties violated Title II of the ADA by maintaining election websites that discriminate against individuals with vision or manual disabilities.  The websites provide essential voting information and registration requirements.  Under the settlement agreements, the counties agreed to make all future and existing online election content accessible to people with disabilities.  The counties also agreed to hire an independent auditor to evaluate the accessibility of their election websites’ content, provide notice to visitors and users of the websites to solicit comments and requests about any accessibility barriers, designate an employee to coordinate its efforts, revise its procedures, and train relevant personnel. 

Press Release - Letter of Findings

Press Release - Settlement Agreement

Case Open Date
Case Name
Smith County, TX Election Website Accessibility
  • Accessible technology/web access
  • Effective Communication
  • Voting / polling places
Updated June 18, 2024