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Voting FAQ


The 2019 DFW Municipal Elections

 

When are the DFW municipal elections?

May 4, 2019 is Election Day

What positions are being filled this election?

Lots! There are over 100 positions up for election on May 4. Click here to view a list.

How do I vote?

You can vote in person on Election Day, you can vote early at designated polling places, or you can vote by mail.

Do I need to register to vote?

Yes.

How do I register to vote?

First, check and see if you are registered. If you are registered already, it will also give you your polling place location and absentee ballot options.

If you’re not already registered, you can fill out the registration online, but you must print it out and mail it in via snail-mail.

Can I register to vote on Election Day?

Not in Texas, no. Your application must be received in the Voter Registrar’s office or postmarked at least 30 days before an election for you to be eligible to vote in that election.

Where do I vote (how to find your polling place)?

Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence. 

To find your Election Day polling location, as well as other important voting day information, log in here.

What time are the polls open on Election Day?

Polls are open on Election Day from 7:00am – 7:00pm.

Can I vote early?

Of course! There are two ways to vote early: by showing up in person during the prescribed early voting period or by voting by mail.

Vote early in person.

Early voting for elections held in May starts the 12th day before Election Day and ends on the 4th day before Election Day. Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence, so you can vote at a location in your political subdivision that’s close to where you live or work. All other voting rules and procedures apply – e.g., eligibility and polling hours.

Vote early by mail.

You may vote early by mail if:

  • You will be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting;

  • You are sick or disabled;

  • You are 65 years of age or older on Election Day; or

  • You are confined in jail, but eligible to vote.

You can get a formal application for a ballot by mail from:

Find more information about early voting by mail here.

Do I need an ID to vote?

When a voter arrives at a polling location, the voter will be asked to present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID (listed below). If a voter does not possess an acceptable form of photo identification and cannot reasonably obtain one, the voter may present a supporting form of ID and execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration, noting the voter’s reasonable impediment to obtaining an acceptable form of photo identification, stating that the information contained in the declaration is true, that the voter is the same individual personally appearing at the polling place to sign the declaration, and that the voter faces a reasonable impediment to procuring an acceptable form of photo identification.

Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)

  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS

  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS

  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS

  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph

  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph

  • United States Passport (book or card)

Do I need to bring my voter ID card?

No, while you do not need to bring your voter registration certificate with you to vote, we highly recommend that you have it with you at the polling place.