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Early Voting for the General & Special Elections Begins April 27

Early voting by personal appearance begins Monday, April 27 and continues through Tuesday, May 5.  If you are a registered voter in Tarrant County and your city or school district is having an election, you may vote in Town Hall during the early voting period.

As Southlake is located in two counties, Denton and Tarrant, Southlake registered voters need to be aware that they can only vote at polling locations within their county. During the period of early voting, voters can vote at any polling location within their county.   To see a full listing of early voting polling locations, please click on each county link: Tarrant County or Denton County.  On Election Day, May 9, Southlake voters can only vote at the locations shown below.

Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main Street, is an early voting location for all Tarrant County entities (schools and municipalities) conducting an election on May 9, 2015.  Early voting will take place on the third floor  in rooms 3C and 3D. Here is the Tarrant County Sample Ballot. 

Tarrant Early Voting Schedule







If you are a Denton County Voter, early voting will take place at Roanoke City Hall, 108 South Oak Street, Roanoke.  Here is the Denton County Sample Ballot

Denton Early Voting Schedule







Voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections.  Acceptable ID includes:

  • 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 concealed 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

With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.  Please visit this site for additional information.

Additional election information can be found on the City’s website  If you have questions about the election process please call the City Secretary’s office at (817) 748-8016.

Council Calls for May Special Elections

MSN ballot languageThe Southlake City Council approved two special elections at the February 17, 2015 Council meeting.   The first is a special sales tax election that would ask voters to consider a reduction of the Crime Control and Prevention District (CCPD) rate from 1/2 cent to 1/8 cent and to create a new Type A Economic Development Corporation to fund the construction and operations of The Marq Southlake and to allow for the promotion of economic development.  As required by law, the City Council held a public hearing at the meeting to explain the ballot language and to call the special election.

The 1/8th of a cent remaining for the CCPD would remain dedicated to continue the School Resource Officer program as well as other equipment needs for the Southlake Police Department.  Under state law all special sales tax districts and corporations require voter approval.   For more information about the special election and the proposed Type A  Economic Development Corporation please visit the City’s special election webpage.

The second special election, approved on the consent agenda, is an election to fill a vacancy due to the resignation of Laura Hill, Place 5.  The term expires May 2016.  The filing period for this special election will begin February 18, 2015 and will conclude at 5:00 p.m. on March 9, 2015. For more information on filing for Place 5 please visit the City’s election information webpage.

Early voting for all elections begins April 27, 2015 and concludes May 5, 2015.  Voters who are unsure if they are registered to vote are asked to check the appropriate county website (Tarrant or Denton) for verification.

All voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in any Texas Election.  Please check the City’s voting information page frequently as locations are subject to change.

Election Day takes place May 9, 2015.  Southlake voters must go to their county precinct polling location on Election Day.  Questions regarding early voting and election day polling locations for all elections may be directed to the Southlake City Secretary’s office (817) 748-8016.