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|1||What are the known Election Dates that will occur this year?||Elections that have been scheduled to occur by year can be found on the Calendar page under the heading of “Known Elections by Year”.|
|2||What Offices will be up for election in the upcoming General Election?
||Offices that will be on the next General Election can be found on the Calendar page under the heading of “Known Offices Up in the next General Election”.|
|3||Can a person with disabilities vote at the poll?||Yes, for more information about what Tarrant County offers visit our Voters with Special Needs page.
|4||In Texas, does a voter have to register by/with a political party to vote?||No.|
|5||Is electioneering allowed within the polling location?||No. During the time a polling place is open for the conduct of voting, a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party in or within 100 feet of an outside door through which a voter may enter the building or structure in which the polling place is located.|
|6||Can a voter bring someone to the poll to assist with the voting process?||Yes. On the voter's request, the voter may be assisted by any person selected by the voter other than the voter's employer, an agent of the voter's employer, or an officer or agent of a labor union to which the voter belongs.|
|7||What if a voter has a concern while in the process of voting?||If a voter has a question or concern while in the voting booth notify the Election Staff at the Poll Location.
|8||Does a voter have to vote for candidates affiliated with the same political party of the Primary in which they voted?||No.|
|9||What contests are on the November ballot?||In even-numbered years, Federal, State and County contests appear on the County ballot. In odd-number years State Constitutional Amendments appear on the County Ballot. Other entities such as municipalities, independent school districts, utility and emergency services districts and community colleges within Tarrant County may also join the ballot.
|10||Who is eligible to vote in an Election?||Your voting rights in accordance with Texas Election Laws provided on the VOTETEXAS.GOV website.
|11||What should I do before an Election?
||Make sure your registration is up to date by using our Tarrant County Voter Lookup to review what you have on file for you. If you are listed as a privacy voter or have opted out of having your information from the Tarrant County Voter Lookup you will need to contact our office by Phone 817-831-8683, TDD: 817-759-7801 or email: ElectionsInfo@tarrantcountytx.gov
|12||I have moved or changed my name, do you need to do anything with my registration?
||Review the guidelines provided on VOTETEXAS.GOV to make sure you take the right action.
|13||May a voter participate in a General Election even if the voter did not vote in the primary elections?||Yes. It is not necessary to have voted in the Primary or Primary Runoff to vote in the General Election.|
|14||Do voters need identification to vote in person?||Yes. Voters need to bring an approved form of identification to vote at the polling location.|
|15||What if a voter does not possess an acceptable form of voter identification?||Voters who do not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo ID or a supporting document have the option of voting via a Provisional Ballot. The Provisional Ballot must be cured within the 6 days following the election.|
|16||What Voting Equipment does Tarrant County have and how to I use it to vote?
||The Type of Voting Equipment and directions on how to use our Voting Equipment.
|17||How can I find out more information about an Election coming up?||
This information can be found on the Current Election Information page
||How do I register to vote?||Information on how to register to vote.
|19||How can I verify I am registered to vote?||Voters can use the Tarrant County Voter Lookup to verify if they are register. If you are listed as a privacy voter or have opted out of having your information from the Tarrant County Voter Lookup you will need to contact our office by Phone 817-831-8683, TDD: 817-759-7801 or email: ElectionsInfo@tarrantcountytx.gov|
|20||Where do I go to vote?
||Voters can use the Tarrant County Voter Lookup to find where to vote. If you are listed as a privacy voter or have opted out of having your information from the Tarrant County Voter Lookup you will need to contact our office by Phone 817-831-8683, TDD: 817-759-7801 or email: ElectionsInfo@tarrantcountytx.gov|
|21||Who are the Elected Officials?
||The information on Elected Officials.
|22||Where do I find Historical Election Results?||Tarrant County Elections list of Past Election Information.
|23||How can I submit an Open Records Request / Public Information Request / Freedom of Information Act Request?||Complete the information on the JustFOIA (https://tarrantcountytx.justfoia.com/publicportal).
|24||How do I contact the Tarrant County Election Integrity Task Force?
||To submit tips, leads or other investigatory information, citizens can contact the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office at 817-884-1213|
|25||Need to File an Election Complaint?||Complaint Form Do not use this form for campaign-related complaints; contact Texas Ethics Commission|