Monday, October 18, 2021

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.

Early Voting and Election Day for Place 6 Information

Early voting began August 23 and will continue through September 5, and Election Day is scheduled for September 9.  Find information on where and when you can vote below.

Early Voting:  August 23 – September 5

Early voting will be conducted at Town Hall, in the 3rd floor training rooms, for BOTH Tarrant and Denton County Southlake residents.

August 23 – 25 (Wed, Thurs, Fri)               8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
August 26 – 27 (Sat, Sun)                             Closed
August 28 -31 (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)   8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
September 1 (Fri)                                           7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
September 2 (Sat)                                          7:00 AM to 7:00 PM
September 3 (Sun)                                         Closed
September 4 (Mon)                                       Closed for Labor Day
September 5 (Tues)                                       7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Election Day:  Saturday, September 9, 7:00 AM-7:00 PM

Election Day voting will be conducted at Town Hall, in the 3rd floor training rooms, for BOTH Tarrant and Denton County Southlake residents. 

Apply for Ballot by Mail (Absentee Ballot)

Election Day is several weeks away, but there are a few things you can do now to make sure your voice is heard.

If you know you are going to be out of town during both the early voting period and on election day, or if you are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible to request a Ballot by Mail (Absentee Ballot) from the County Elections Administrator for the county in which you live.

Tarrant County voters, please access the Tarrant County Elections website for more information.  Click here to access the Official Application for Ballot by Mail Form.  August 29th is the deadline to submit an application by mail, fax to 817-831-6118, or email to votebymail@tarrantcounty.com.

Denton County voters, please access the Denton County Elections website for more information.  Click here to access the Official Application for Ballot by Mail Form.  August 29th is the deadline to submit an application by mail, fax to 940-349-3201, or email to elections@dentoncounty.com.

Remember – vote early! Early voting began August 23 and will continue through September 5. Both Tarrant County and Denton County voters can vote in Southlake Town Hall during the period of early voting and on election day.

Please contact the City Secretary’s Office with any election questions at 817-748-8183 or visit our elections page.

Primary Runoff Elections – Election Day, May 24th

Tuesday, May 24, is Election Day for the Primary Runoff Elections.

As a reminder, Texans who voted in the Democratic Primary Election may vote in the Democratic Primary Run-off. Texans who voted in the Republican Primary Election may vote in the Republican Primary Run-off. Texans who did not vote in the March 1 Primary Election may vote in either party’s run-off.

Keep in mind that on Election Day, registered voters must go to their precinct polling location between the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Southlake Town Hall is a Republican and Democratic polling location for Tarrant County residents located in Precincts 3039, 3470, 3526, and 3558. To verify your precinct polling location, go to:

Tarrant County – Election Day precinct polling locations
Denton County – Election Day precinct locations – voter look-up link

The City’s election webpage also has links to both Denton County and Tarrant County Elections Administration.

Please don’t ever hesitate to contact the Southlake City Secretary’s Office with any questions about this or other elections – 817-748-8183.

Tarrant County Elections Administrator Reminds Voters to Verify Election Day Polling Location

Tarrant County Elections Administrator Steve Raborn is encouraging voters to participate in the general election to be held Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Early voting for the November 6 elections ends Friday, November 2.

Raborn is also encouraging voters who cast their ballots on election day to “do their homework” before heading out to vote. Many voters are in new voting precincts this year due to redistricting; and many polling places have changed since the primary elections. Voters are encouraged to double-check the location of their election day polling place before going to the polls. Voters may find their polling place by visiting the Tarrant County Elections website located at www.tarrantcounty.com/elections or by calling the Tarrant County Elections Department at 817-831-VOTE (8683).

Voters should also be prepared to show identification at the polling place. Any of the following items will suffice as identification at the polling place:

• a voter registration certificate;
• a driver’s license or personal identification card issued to the person by the Department of Public Safety or a similar document issued to the person by an agency of another state, regardless of whether the license or card has expired;
• a form of identification containing the person’s photograph that establishes the person’s identity (such as an employee badge or student identification card);
• a birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the person’s identity;
• United States citizenship papers issued to the person;
• a United States passport issued to the person;
• official mail addressed to the person by name from a governmental entity; a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.