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2020 Elections Guide

Tuesday, November 3 is Election Day. If you’re voting on election day, voting hours are 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Don’t forget to bring your photo ID with you to vote. Here’s a list of acceptable forms of photo ID. Remember, when going to the polls, leave your campaign and political clothing and buttons at home. No electioneering is allowed while at the polls.

 

COVID-19 and Voting at Town Hall

Voting at Town Hall will be a little different this year than previous years. Tarrant County and the City of Southlake are coordinating our efforts to keep voters safe and comply with CDC guidelines. Tarrant County is managing protocols for voter safety while voting such as cleaning machines and the use of hand sanitizer.

Voters are encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside Town Hall waiting to vote and while voting. Voters are also required to maintain a physical distance of six feet from people not in their immediate household. Floor markers will be installed to help guide voters while waiting in line. Hand sanitizing stations and masks are available throughout Southlake Town Hall. Town Hall will be thoroughly cleaned each day after voting hours end.

 

Voting Locations

Voters in Tarrant County can vote anywhere in Tarrant County, including at Southlake Town Hall during early voting or on election day. Find a location to vote near your work or home by viewing the Tarrant County Early Voting Locations List.

For Denton County residents who plan to vote during early voting, view the Denton County Early Voting Locations List. For those who plan to vote on November 3, view the Denton County Election Day Polling Sites.

 

Early Voting Information

Early voting days and hours are as follows:

Tarrant County

Dates Days Times
October 13 – 17 Tuesday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 19 – 23 Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 24 Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 25 Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 26 – 30 Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Denton County

Dates Days Times
October 13 – 17 Tuesday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 18 Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 19 – 24 Monday – Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
October 25 Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 26 – 30 Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Mail In Ballots

Visit the Tarrant County Election Board’s website for information about requesting and submitting a mail in ballot for voters in Tarrant County.

Visit the Denton County Election Board’s website for information on requesting and submitting a mail in ballot for voters in Denton County.

 

Ballot Information

Beginning September 1, Texas House Bill 25 eliminated straight-party voting.

Voters in Tarrant County can view what is on the ballot by viewing the Tarrant County Sample Ballot page and entering their voter information.

Voters in Denton County can view what is on the ballot by viewing the Denton County Sample Ballot page and entering their voter information.

 

City of Southlake Candidates

View the Southlake City Council candidates for Place 1 and Place 6.

 

Parking at Town Hall

Parking spaces located on the north side of Southlake Town Hall have been designated as voter parking. Additional parking is available around Town Square and in both parking garages.

Two parking spaces are designated for people with mobility issues for curbside voting accommodations. If you are disabled and in need of voting assistance and would like to select to vote curbside, park in one of the parking spaces off of Grand Avenue notated on the map below and call the phone number on the sign in front of the parking space.

 

 

For more information about the 2020 Elections, visit CityofSouthlake.com/2020Elections.

2020 Voting Guide – Voter Registration and Early Voting Dates

Election season is here! With only a few weeks before for the next election, here are some important upcoming dates.

  • Last Day to Register to Vote – Monday, October 5, 2020
  • First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance – Tuesday, October 13, 2020
  • Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked) – Friday, October 23, 2020
  • Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance – Friday, October 30, 2020
  • Last day to Receive Ballot by Mail – Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Election Day) at 7 p.m.  if carrier envelope is not postmarked, or Wednesday, November 4, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5 p.m. if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7 p.m. at location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply).

For more information about voting, visit the following webpages:

https://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/elections.html

https://www.votedenton.com/

Update: Early Voting for Primary Runoff Election 2020

Election time is within a few weeks and with the City of Southlake serving as a poll location, we wanted to share information to make the as process easy and convenient as possible.

Early voting dates for the Primary Runoff Election are June 29 – July 10. Dates and times are as follows:

Early Voting for the Primary Runoff Election June 29 – July 2
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.July 5
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.July 6 – 10
7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Offices are CLOSED in observation of Independence Day July 3 & 4

 

Southlake Town Hall is located as 1400 Main St. Southlake, Texas 76092. Voting will take place on the third floor.

For more information, on voting in Southlake, please contact the City Secretary’s Office at 817-748-8183 or visit us online. To view a sample ballot, please click here.

Voter Registration and Early Voting Dates for July 14 Primary Runoff Election

Voting for the Republican and Democratic Runoff Election has been postponed until Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Early voting will be July 6- 10, 2020

If you plan to participate in this election, you must be registered to vote 30 days before the election. The deadline to register is Monday, June 15, 2020.

Voting for the Southlake General and Bond Election has been postponed to November 3, 2020 from its original date of May 2, 2020, or to an earlier option as specified by Governor Greg Abbott.

Tarrant County Notice of Election Postponement
Denton County Notice of Election Postponement

Any candidate who filed for the May 2 election will remain valid and the filing period will not be reopened for the new November 3 election date.

For more information on elections, please visit CityofSouthlake.com/Elections.

The chart below outlines deadlines and dates for the July 14 Primary Runoff Election.

 

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 – Primary Runoff Election
First day to apply for a ballot by mail using Application for a Ballot by Mail (ABBM) or Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) Wednesday, January 1, 2020*
*First day to file does not move because of New Year’s Day holiday. An “Annual ABBM” or FPCA for a January or February 2020 election may be file earlier, but not earlier than the 60th day before the date of the January of February election.
Last Day to Register to Vote Monday, June 15, 2020
Last Day to Apply by Mail
(Received, not Postmarked)
Thursday, July 2, 2020
First Day of Early Voting Monday, July 6, 2020
Last Day of Early Voting Friday, July 10, 2020
Last Day to Receive Ballot by Mail Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (Election Day at 7 p.m. if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, July 15, 2020 (next business day after Election Day) at 5 p.m. if carrier envelop is postmarked by 7 p.m. at the location of  the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

Early Voting for the Primary Election Starts February 18

Early voting for the Primary Election kicks off Tuesday, February 18 and ends on Friday, February 28.

Qualified voters may vote at any county-wide polling location to cast their ballot. This election is being conducted by Tarrant County.

The Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, March 3. View a complete listing of polling locations, find sample ballots or check your voter registration status here.

Early Voting for the Constitutional Amendment Special Election

The November election is only a few weeks away if you want to avoid the long lines, early voting for the Constitutional Amendment Special Election takes place from October 21 through November 1.

This year, will be the first year, voters will have a chance to vote using the new voting equipment. The new machines come with enhanced features such as a touchscreen that prints out a list once choices are selected.  Voters have the opportunity to review the sheet prior to casting their vote using a scanner.

Another bonus for voters is that they will be allowed to cast their vote at any voting center in Tarrant County on Election Day which is scheduled for November 5.

Early Voting Times are As Follows:

October 21 -25, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
October 26, Saturday 7 a.m. – 7p.m
October 27, Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
October 28 –November 1, Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

If you prefer to send a ballot via mail and would like a ballot application, you call the Tarrant County Election Administration at 817-831-6161 or click here for more information.

Applications for a ballot by mail can mailed to:
Early Voting Clerk
P.O. Box 96101
Fort Worth, TX 76161-0011

Election Day schedules, locations and maps for your precinct can be found by using Tarrant County’s Interactive Voter Lookup. Results will be released by Tarrant County as they become available.

For additional questions regarding the conduct of the elections please contact the Tarrant County Elections Offices at 817-831-8683.

The City of Southlake does not have any items to be voted on in the November 2019 election.  To view the sample ballot click here.

2019 Early Voting Parking

As spring weather approaches and foot traffic in Town Square increases, the City is preparing for Early Voters. For voter convenience, the City is reserving parking spaces to avoid the hassle of finding a spot.

Signs will be placed throughout Town Square to assist voters during Early Voting from April 22 – April 30, and to assist voters during the Art in the Square event from April 26 – 28. See schedule and parking locations below:

Voter parking- Main Street- facing Town Hall:
April 22, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 23, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 24, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 25, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Voter parking – Art in the Square – 20-minute limit on Main Street, facing  Ann Taylor:
April 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 27, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 28, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Parking, Main Street – facing Town Hall
April 29, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
April 30, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – Final day, Early Voting Polls Close

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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Meet the Candidates of the May 2019 Election

Are you ready for the May elections? Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from the candidates for Carroll ISD Board of Trustees and the Southlake City Council at two upcoming Candidate Forums. The candidate forums are intended to provide an opportunity to familiarize residents with each of the candidates and their platforms.

Carroll ISD Board of Trustees Candidate Forum

The Southlake Chamber of Commerce will host a Candidate Forum for Carroll ISD Board of Trustees Place 6 and Place 7 on Tuesday, April 9, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Southlake Town Hall in the City Council Chambers, located at 1400 Main Street.

Southlake City Council Candidate Forum

The Community Engagement Committee (CEC) will host a SPIN Town Hall Forum for the Southlake City Council Place 3, Place 4, and Place 5, on Monday, April 15, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Southlake Town Hall in the City Council Chambers, located at 1400 Main Street.

The CEC is a City of Southlake Committee and a nonpartisan body dedicated to facilitating communication between residents and local government, typically through SPIN Town Hall Forums.

Program

The programs will start with a meet and greet open house beginning at 6:00 p.m. During this time, attendees will have the opportunity to visit with candidates. Following the open house at 6:30 p.m., the forum will begin with each candidate providing an opening statement. Next, all candidates will be given the opportunity to respond to questions from the audience. Finally, all candidates will be asked to provide a closing statement.

Make sure you’re ready for election day by checking out our voting guide. For more information about elections, visit CityofSouthlake.com/Elections.

In the Know – Locations for Voters in Southlake

With City Council elections right around the corner, it is important to know where to go vote. Did you know that some Southlake residents are required to vote in Denton County? Yes, that’s right, while we all share the same beautiful landscape of what we call Southlake, some residents vote in Tarrant County and others have to vote in Denton County.

If you are registered to vote in Tarrant County, your voting precinct is at Carroll High School located at 800 N. White Chapel Boulevard. If you are registered to vote in Denton County, your voting precinct is in the Town of Trophy Club located at 1 Trophy Wood Drive.

Precinct numbers can be found on your voter registration cards or by clicking here to find your number and voting location. Be sure to find your precinct number and match the zip code to the voting location.

Precinct # Voting Location Address
3039, 3359, 3470,3526, 3529, 3538,3542, 3545, 3558, 3579 and 3626 as specified by Tarrant County Carroll High School 800 N. White Chapel Blvd.
Southlake, TX 76092
4030 as specified by Denton County Town of Trophy Club 1 Trophy Club Wood Drive
Trophy Club, TX 76262

 

If you would like to vote early, Early Voting is set to take place on April 22 – April 30 at the following times and locations:

Tarrant County Voters:

Tarrant County Elections Center
2700 Premier Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76111

Southlake Town Hall
1400 Main St.
Southlake, TX 76092

April 22, 2019 – April 26, 2019      8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 27, 2019                                  7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
April 28, 2019                                 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
April 29, 2019 – April 30, 2019      7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Denton County Voters: 

Denton County Elections Center
701 Kimberly Drive
Denton, Texas 76208

Town of Trophy Club
1 Trophy Wood Drive
Trophy Club, TX 76262

April 22, 2019 – April 26, 2019      8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 27, 2019                                  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
April 29, 2019 – April 30, 2019      7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

If you would like to vote by mail, please send in your ballots to the following:

Tarrant County – Early Voting Clerk
2700 Premier Street
Fort Worth, TX 76111
or email: votebymail@tarrantycounty.com

Denton County – Early Voting Clerk
701 Kimberly Drive
Denton, TX 76208
or email: elections@dentoncounty.com

All ballots must be mailed in by April 23. For more information on voting in Southlake, please contact the City’s Secretary’s office at 817-748-8183 or visit us online.