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How Texas counts ballots and keeps elections secure

From election equipment to ballot counting and storage, Texas elections officials follow a long list of laws and procedures to ensure free and fair elections.

Harris County Elections Staff members sort ballot bags at the Elections Technology Center in northwest Houston on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.

How are voting equipment and polling places secured?

What happens after I cast my ballot?

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Can I track my ballot?

How are votes counted in Texas elections?

What are election inspectors? Why are they sent by the state?

What other election safeguards does Texas have?

How common is voter fraud?

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