Early voting is underway across the state and both Tarrant and Dallas counties are seeing a steady stream of voters at the polls.
Dallas Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole says the race for governor is turning out the early voters.
“In looking at previous historical numbers from a gubernatorial race, the total turnout should be around 38 maybe 40 percent,” she said.
Tarrant County Elections Administrator Frank Phillips also predicts early voter turnout around 40 percent.
Early voting ends Oct. 31, and a photo ID is required. Elections officials in Dallas and Tarrant counties have had no reports of complaints or problems with the new voter ID requirement during the first hours of early voting.
Find your nearest polling place on the map below.
Unless stated otherwise, here are the hours for most polling places:
- Monday, Oct. 20 – Friday, Oct. 24 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 26 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
- Monday, Oct. 27 - Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The state’s voter ID law will be in effect for this election. The following forms of ID are acceptable as long as it’s no longer than 60 days expired from the time you vote:
- A state driver's license
- A state personal ID
- A Texas concealed handgun license
- A U.S. passport book or card
- A U.S. Military ID with photo
- U.S. Citizenship Certificate or Certificate of Naturalization with photo
Those who don't own one of the seven accepted forms of ID can also apply for an Election Identification Certificate from the Department of Public Safety office. More information here.
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