Sunday, September 20, 2020

Carroll ISD Bond Election, City Election Saturday: Where to Vote

Voters will head to the polls on Saturday. The Carroll ISD Bond Election and City Election will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Carroll ISD taxpayers will have six different voting locations by precinct number. 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 voting location.

Visit CarrollBudget.com for more information regarding the CISD Bond Election.

The following chart shows the precinct number, voting location and address.

Precinct # Saturday Voting Location Address
3558 Bransford Elementary School 601 Glade Road, Colleyville, TX 76034
3035, 3038, 3039,
3384, 3542
The REC of Grapevine 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine, TX 76051
3624 Shady Grove Elementary School 1400 Sarah Brooks Drive, Keller, TX 76248
3039, 3286, 3359, 3470, 3526, 3529, 3538, 3545, 3558, 3579 Carroll Senior High School
Art Building
1501 West Southlake Blvd., Southlake, TX  76092
3500 Trophy Club Municipal Building 100 Municipal Drive, Trophy Club, TX  76262
3286, 3500 Westlake Town Offices
Solona Office Complex
3 Village Circle, Westlake, TX  76262

 

Are You Ready for November 8th?

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

First, make sure you are registered to vote. The last day to register was October 11th. If you have any questions regarding voter registration or missed the deadline, please contact your county’s election office. If you live in Tarrant County, please contact the Tarrant County Elections Office at (817) 831-8683. If you live in Denton County, please contact the Denton County Elections Office at (940) 349-3200.

Second, know what’s going to be on the ballot. We are all hearing a lot about the Presidential election but there are many other Federal, State, and Local positions on the ballot. In fact, it is about three pages in length! You can view a sample ballot for Tarrant County here. If you are registered to vote in Denton County, you will need to enter your voter ID or your date of birth here in order to view the sample ballot for Denton County.

Third, vote early! “Early voting starts on October 24th. If the primaries are any indication of voter turnout, Town Hall is going to be very busy during election season,” said City Secretary Lori Payne.

Payne notes that early voting continues until November 4th. In Tarrant County, the hours are: October 24 – 28: 8:00am to 5:00pm; October 29: 7:00am to 7:00pm; October 30: 11:00am to 4:00pm; and October 31 through November 4: 7:00am to 7:00pm. Also, note that Tarrant County registered voters can vote right here in Town Hall.

In Denton County, she indicated that Southlake’s registered voters can vote at the Roanoke Library located at 308 South Walnut and the hours are October 24 – 28: 8:00am to 5:00pm; October 29: 7:00am to 7:00pm; October 30: 1:00 – 6:00pm; and October 31 through November 4: 7:00am to 7:00pm.

Finally, if you can’t early vote, make time to vote on Election Day, November 8th. “On this day people must vote at their designated precinct location,” Payne added. “We can help any DFW voter find their precinct, just give us a call, we are happy to help.”

For more information on voter registration or the upcoming contact the City Secretary Office at (817) 748-8183. Also, the City’s election webpage also has links to both Denton County and Tarrant County Elections Administration.

Voting Information for March 1 Primary Elections

Early voting begins next week for the March 1 Republican and Democratic Party Primary Elections. As a reminder, in Texas, voters do not register with a party. In a Primary Election, voters have the option to vote on the Republican or Democratic ballot.

A voter does not have to vote in the Primary Election to be able to vote in Primary Runoff Election if one is to be held. A voter can vote for any candidate in the General Election held in November.

During the period of Early Voting, registered voters may vote at any polling location within their county. On Election Day, however, registered voters must vote only at their specific precinct location.

For Tarrant County residents, Southlake Town Hall will be an Early Voting and Election Day polling site as shown below:

Early Voting (for all precincts):

  • February 15               Polls closed for President’s Day
  • February 16 – 19       8:00am-5:00pm
  • February 20              7:00am-7:00pm
  • February 21               11:00am-4:00pm
  • February 22 – 26     7:00am-7:00pm

Election Day (only precincts 3470, 3526, 3558):

  • March 1                      7:00am-7:00pm

For Denton County residents, Svore Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Drive, in Trophy Club will be an Early Voting and Election Day polling site as shown below:

Early Voting (for all precincts):

  • February 15               Polls closed for President’s Day
  • February 16 – 19       8:00am-5:00pm
  • February 20              7:00am-7:00pm
  • February 22 – 26     7:00am-7:00pm

Election Day (only precinct 4030):

  • March 1                      7:00am-7:00pm

To see sample ballots and additional election information, consult www.tarrantcounty.com/elections and www.votedenton.com or please don’t ever hesitate to call the City Secretary’s Office at 817-748-8183 for information on this election or other elections.

Voting in the General & Special Elections Takes Place May 9

VoteVoting in the General and Special Elections will take place Saturday, May 9, 2015. 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.

If you are a Tarrant County Voter, voting will take place at Carroll Senior High School, 1501 West Southlake Boulevard,: 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Here is the Tarrant County Sample Ballot. It contains information about what voters will be asked to consider on Election Day. 

If you are a Denton County Voter, voting will take place at Roanoke City Hall, 108 South Oak Street, Roanoke.  Here is the Denton County Sample Ballot. It contains information about what voters will be asked to consider on Election Day. 

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 www.CityofSouthlake.com. If you have questions about the election processes please call the City Secretary’s office at (817) 748-8016.

Southlake Community Recreation Center Moves from Wish List to Action Item

Community Recreation Center Phase 1 Covered Drop-offSouthlake is recognized near and far as being an exceptional community for its schools, housing, commercial development and quality of life. With an award-winning master plan to guide its progress, Southlake provides an abundance of recreational amenities including parks, trails, open space, athletic fields and public facilities for seniors, tennis and a nature center. However, one notable item missing from the city’s portfolio and on citizens’ “wish list” is a central gathering place for all ages to use, as well as host community events and private functions.

What most people may not realize is that a community recreation center (CRC) has been on city leaders’ radar for many years and in the Parks Master Plan since 1996. A lack of funding and designated space to build it were the primary challenges. The need for a CRC became a top priority when it was frequently cited in the 2009 and 2011 citizen surveys. As a result, City Council and staff began working diligently to make the CRC a reality without requiring a tax increase for residents.

In August 2013, City Council put the plan into action when it approved $1.72M to design phase 1 of the CRC, which will encompass over 20,000 square feet and include a new home for the Southlake Senior Center, events hall, multi-purpose event space, catering kitchen and an outdoor amphitheater. Located in Bicentennial Park, the site plan was approved at the June 3 City Council meeting and the next big step is a ground breaking ceremony in early September with completion estimated for late 2015.

An important consideration in building any new public facility is cost. Phase 1 has a price tag of approximately $14M, which is already fully funded with cash that has been set aside for this project since 2009. When complete, the CRC will be the city’s largest public facility at 105,000 square feet, as well as the most expensive with the current planned budget at $46.5M. It is important to note there will be no increase in taxes to construct or operate the facility.

According to Chris Tribble, director of community services for the City of Southlake, several surveys have been conducted to gauge interest in the project and solicit input as to the types of services and programs offered.

“While we are just now unveiling the community recreation center, we have been working on it for a while and taking citizen feedback into consideration every step of the way,” confirms Tribble. “We have also looked at several other facilities across the nation for ideas, but this one will definitely reflect the community’s character and high quality design standards.”

The CRC will be in good company at Bicentennial Park which is currently in Phase 2 of a multi-year capital improvement project that includes a new playground, Texas Rangers Miracle League Field, 60/90 baseball field, new concessions/restroom facility, enhancements to the original baseball 4-plex, park boulevard connection to White Chapel Blvd, a new Park Maintenance Facility, parking, trails, enhanced landscape and irrigation improvements including a new water well.

“I think people are really going to enjoy coming out to this location with top-notch facilities,” said Mayor John Terrell at the June 3 City Council meeting.

Because of the magnitude of the project, the CRC will be built in phases and has a multi-year development timeline:

  • August 2013 – Phase 1 design
  • June 2014 – Site plan for Phase 1 approved
  • September 2014 – Phase 1 construction begins
  • May 2015 – Tax repurpose election to fund Phase 2
  • Summer 2015 – Proposed Phase 2 design
  • Late 2015 – Phase 1 opens
  • Fall 2016 – Proposed Phase 2 construction begins
  • Early 2018 – Proposed Phase 2 opens

For more information about the Southlake Community Recreation Center, visit www.SouthlakeCRC.com.

Community Recreation Center Phase 1 Amphitheater

Community Recreation Center Phase 1 Amphitheater

Community Recreation Center Phase 1 Back View

Community Recreation Center Phase 1 Back View

Early Voting Runs April 28-May 6th for May 10, 2014 Election

VoteEarly voting by personal appearance for the May 10th City Election will begin on Monday, April 28 and continue through Tuesday, May 6. Town Hall is an early voting location for all Tarrant County entities conducting an election on May 10th. Early voting will take place on the third floor in rooms 3A and 3B.   Trophy Club MUD – Svore Municipal Building, 100 Municipal Drive, is a early voting location for Denton County residents.

There are four City Council candidates running for office:

Place 1

  • Martin Schelling
  • Shahid Shafi

Place 6

  • Virginia M. Muzyka
  • Gary Fawks

The City of Southlake is situated in two counties–Denton and Tarrant.   Voters who are unsure if they are registered to vote are asked to check the appropriate county website 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.

Tarrant County Early Voting Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday, April 28 – May 2 – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 3, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 4,  11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday  & Tuesday, May 5 & 6, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Denton County Early Voting Schedule:

  • Monday – Friday, April 28 – May 2   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 3,  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.,m.
  • Not open on Sunday
  • Monday &  Tuesday, May 5 & 6, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m..

Southlake voters must go to their county precinct polling location on Election Day.  Questions regarding early voting or the May 10th election may be directed to the Southlake City Secretary’s office (817) 748-8016.

Elections Office Extends Office Hours for Voter Registration

Tuesday, October 9, is the last day to register to vote for the upcoming General Election.  Eligible citizens of Tarrant County who are not currently registered but wish to vote in the general election should submit voter registration applications by 7 p.m. on October 9th.

Tarrant County Elections Administrator Steve Raborn is encouraging potential voters to check their voter registration status to make sure they can vote in the November 6, 2012 General Election.  Tarrant County residents who do not have a current voter registration certificate can check their registration status online (www.tarrantcounty.com/elections) or by calling 817-831-VOTE (8683).

Voter registration is conducted in-person at the Tarrant County Elections Center located at2700 Premier Street in Fort Worth.

In addition, The Tarrant County Elections Office will conduct voter registration at the following locations from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 6th; Monday, October 8th; and Tuesday, October 9th:

  • Tarrant County Elections Center–2700 Premier Street, Fort Worth
  • TarrantCountyAdministrationBuilding–100 East Weatherford Street, Fort Worth
  • Northwest Sub-Courthouse –6713 Telephone Road, Lake Worth
  • Northeast Sub-Courthouse –645 Grapevine Highway, Hurst
  • TarrantCountySub-Courthouse In Arlington–700 East Abram Street, Arlington
  • Southwest Sub-Courthouse –6551 Granbury Road, Fort Worth
  • Charles F. Griffin Sub-Courthouse  –3212 Miller Avenue, Fort Worth
  • MansfieldSub-Courthouse –1100 East Broad Street, Mansfield
  • Southlake Town Hall–1400 Main Street,  Southlake

Voter registration applications are available on the county’s website (www.tarrantcounty.com/elections) and are available through the mail by calling the Elections Office at 817-831-8683.  Voter registration applications are also available at area sub-courthouses, city halls, libraries, and post offices in TarrantCounty.

Completed applications may be returned to the Tarrant County Elections Center in person or by mail.  Applications returned by mail must be received or be clearly postmarked by the October 9 deadline.

Registered voters who have moved from one county to another must re-register in their new county of residence.  Registered voters who have moved within the county should file a change of address or a new registration application with the Elections Office to remain an active registered voter.

Citizens of Tarrant County can call the Elections Office at 817-831-8683 to check the status of their registration or to obtain any voter registration or elections information.