Conduct that impedes or interferes with the electoral process or with those participating in the
process is a crime under the election code in Texas. State and local law enforcement officials
and prosecutors treat voting law violations as serious offenses. If you are accused of a voter
violation or precinct election violation, be aware that penalties for a conviction
can include incarceration in a state prison or state jail.
Election laws prohibit people working at polling places in Houston from divulging information about how people vote in an election.
A precinct election violation occurs when a person who is not at a polling place to vote communicates information about how someone voted.
Voting laws prohibit a person from retaliating against a voter for voting for or against a particular candidate or ballot item. It is also a violation of the law to harm or threaten to harm a voter or to threaten the voter with loss of employment or a reduction in wages based on how the person voted. A person committing this offense can be charged with a felony of the third degree.