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VERIFY: Can you use your phone or written notes while voting in Texas?

There have been questions online about whether or not it's against the rules to use your phone or have written notes while voting at the polls.

AUSTIN, Texas — Voters are casting their ballots in the 2022 March primary election and, naturally, there are common questions voters may have when going to the polls.


One question that has surfaced online centers around whether or not voters are allowed to use their phones or written notes while voting. 


According to the Texas Secretary of State website, it is strictly prohibited for voters to use electronic devices within 100 feet of voting stations. 

However, the website says voters are allowed to use written notes at voting stations at the discretion of election judges and early voting clerks. Election judges and early voting clerks may use their discretion in determining if a voter is electioneering – which is prohibited – for or against any candidate, measure or political party through the use of written materials, according to the Texas Secretary of State website

For additional assistance on early voting information, visit KVUE's early voting guide here. The KVUE early voting guide includes information on where you can vote, what you need to have with you at the polling location, what will be on the ballot, candidate information, etc.

KVUE will be bringing you the latest results, news and analysis as the March 1 primary is underway in Texas.

For the latest updates straight to your smartphone, make sure you download the KVUE app. Within the app, you can select the topics you want to be notified about, including Vote Texas and politics.

For the latest election coverage, visit KVUE.com/VoteTexas. For results on Election Day, visit KVUE.com/Elections.

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