Sunday, July 21, 2019

Voting Tips – What You Need to Know

Voting season is right around the corner and the City wants to help you navigate through the process with ease. With Election Day taking place in just a few weeks, on May 4, it’s important to know what you need before you go to cast your ballot.

Enhance your voting experience and avoid getting a case of “voting blues” with these helpful tips:

  1. Be registered to vote – In order to cast your vote, you must be registered to vote. New voters can register at least 30 days prior to Election Day. April 4 is the last day to register to vote.
  2. Vote Early – Avoid long lines and frustration by casting your vote early. The busiest days to vote are the last two days of early voting and on Election Day. Early voting takes place: April 22- April 30.
  3. Find the right location for you – You can vote at any polling location in your county during early voting.  On Election Day, you are required to vote at your designated precinct location. The assigned precinct number can be found on your voter registration card or by clicking here.  Locations will also be posted on the City’s website. 
  4. Mail-in Ballot – You can contact the Denton County or Tarrant County election administrations to request your mail-in ballot. You can request a ballot to vote early by mail under three conditions: will be away from your county on Election Day and during early voting, are sick or disabled, 65 years of age or older on Election Day or are confined in jail. All ballots must be mailed in by April 19, the County must receive the application by April 23.
  1. Bring Your Photo ID – The last thing you want to happen is to wait in line and not have the proper identification. Voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification to vote in any Texas election. Accepted voter identification is as follows:
  • Texas Driver License
  • Texas Election ID Certificate
  • Texas Personal ID
  • Texas Concealed Handgun License
  • US Military ID
  • US Citizenship certificate or Naturalization certificate
  • US Passport

For more information on voting in Southlake, please contact the City’s Secretary’s office at 817-748-8183 or visit us online.

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