Saturday, September 19, 2020

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.

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.

Voter Registration Deadline is February 3

Monday, February 3 is the last day to register to vote for the March 3 Primary Election, as well as the last day to make a change of address that will be effective for the election.

Eligible citizens who wish to vote in the election, but aren’t currently registered must submit their registration application to the county office where they live. Applications can be submitted in person or by mail, but are required to be received or postmarked by the February 3 deadline of 5 p.m.

The application and information for Tarrant County residents can be found here.

The application and information for Denton County residents can be found here.

Voter registration applications are available at sub-courthouses, city halls, libraries and post offices. This includes the Southlake City Secretary’s Office and City of Southlake Library.

For more information, Southlake residents can contact the City Secretary’s Office for more information at: 817-748-8183.

An Inside Look at the Ballot for the Constitutional Amendment Special Election

As early voting wraps up for the Constitutional Amendment Special election, voters can still cast their vote on Election Day which takes place on Tuesday, November 5.

This year’s ballot consists of 10 propositions that may need a little translating, so let’s take a look and see what they mean.

Proposition 1:
“The constitutional amendment permitting a person to hold more than one office as a municipal judge at the same time.”

Translation:

This would allow elected or appointed municipal judges to hold more than one office at the same time.

Proposition 2:

“The constitutional amendment providing for the issuance of additional general obligation bonds by the Texas Water Development Board in an amount not to exceed $200 million to provide financial assistance for the development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.”

Translation:

This would allow the Texas Water Development Board to issue bonds on a continuing basis, but not exceeding $200 million to provide financial assistance for development of certain projects in economically distressed areas.

Proposition 3:

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to provide for a temporary exemption from ad valorem taxation of a portion of the appraised value of certain property damaged by a disaster.”

Translation:

This would allow the legislature to temporarily exempt from ad valorem taxation on a portion of certain property located in areas that are declared as disaster areas.

Proposition 4:

“The constitutional amendment prohibiting the imposition of an individual income tax, including a tax on an individual’s share of partnership and unincorporated association.”

Translation:

This would prohibit the state from imposing or collecting an individual income tax.

Proposition 5:

“The constitutional amendment dedicating the revenue received from the existing state sales and use taxes that are imposed on sporting goods to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Historical Commission to protect Texas’ natural areas, water quality, and history by acquiring, managing, and improving state and local parks and historic sites while not increasing the rate of the state sales and use taxes.”

Translation:

This would allow the net revenue from the sales tax of sporting goods to be put toward the Texas Parks and Wildfire Department and the Texas Historical Commission.

Proposition 6:

“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to increase by $3 billion the maximum bond amount authorized for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.”

Translation:

This would increase the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas bond maximum amount from the $3 billion to $6 billion

Proposition 7:

“The constitutional amendment allowing increased distributions to the available school fund.”

Translation:

This would increase the amount of distributions the General Land Office can transfer to the Available School Fund from $300 million to $600 million. It will also allow the State Board of Education and other entities to direct funds from land-related proceeds.

Proposition 8:

“The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.”

Translation:

A Flood Infrastructure Fund would be created and allow the Texas Water Development Board to use the fund for projects related to drainage, flood mitigation and flood control projects.

Proposition 9:
“The constitutional amendment authorizing the legislature to exempt from ad valorem taxation precious metal held in a precious metal depository located in this state.”

Translation:

This means that precious metal depositories located in Texas would be exempt from taxation.

Proposition 10:

“The constitutional amendment to allow the transfer of a law enforcement animal to a qualified caretaker in certain circumstances.”

Translation:

This means that animals who previously worked with law enforcement would be able to be adopted by the handler or a another caretaker.

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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In the Know – Locations for Voters in Southlake

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.

May 5, 2018, Election Draws Near

On January 16, 2018, the Southlake City Council called a General Election for May 5, 2018, to elect the positions of the Mayor and Council Place 2.

Mayor Laura Hill and the Council Place 2 position held by Shawn McCaskill are up for re-election.

The last day to file an Application for Place on the Ballot is February 16, 2018. Early voting begins on April 23, 2018, and ends on May 1, 2018. The last day to register to vote is April 5, 2018.

Election Dates

Last Day to file an Application for Place on the Ballot:  February 16, 2018

Early Voting:  April 23, 2018 – May 1, 2018

Election Day:  May 5, 2018 – Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Last day to register to vote:  April 5, 2018

Candidate packets may be picked up in the City Secretary’s Office on the second floor of Town Hall during normal business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions, the City Secretary’s Office is happy to assist you. The number is 817-748-8183.