Early Voting Begins For May Election

Alan Scaia
April 22, 2019 - 10:47 am
Early voting in Texas

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - Early voting has started for the May 4 election. Cities and counties across North Texas will choose city council members, mayors and school board members over the next two weeks.

Nine people are running to replace Mike Rawlings, who will have to leave the Dallas mayor's office due to term limits. Dallas ISD headquarters is serving as a polling place. One voter who showed up shortly after polls opened Monday morning says he was surprised to see no one else voting when he arrived.

"I think that's really bad," he says. "We might get a mayor we don't like in some of these cities because no one voted."

"I think the adage, 'Change begins at the local level,' is really important," says a woman who arrived to vote later.

Fort Worth and Arlington are among other cities choosing mayors. Betsy Price and Jeff Williams are running for reelection.

Dallas County Community College District is asking for a $1.1 billion bond for projects to help develop a curriculum to give students skills they would need for local employers and an "Education and Innovation Hub." The bond would not change the tax rate.

Frisco is asking for a $345 million bond to pay for street improvements, public safety projects, parks and to relocate the public library.​

People voting early can go to any polling place in their county. On election day, voters must cast ballots at the location assigned based on their address.

ONLINE: Dallas County Sample Ballot | Collin County Sample Ballot | Tarrant County Sample Ballot | Denton County Sample Ballot