Today is the first day of early vote, which runs from Monday, Oct. 24 until Friday, Nov. 4, 2016. Voting is safe, secure and easy. Commissioner Clay Jenkins pointed out the number of early voting sites has doubled this year from 25 to 50 and expanded hours of operation from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for both weeks of early vote to increase opportunities for working voters.
Early voting is now also offered at each of the Dallas County Community College District Campuses plus SMU and University of Dallas to make voting easier for college students and community members alike.
To find a location, use the “Lookup Feature” on dallascountyvotes.org to find early voting locations near you.
Last August, the court signed an order granting relief to voters discriminated against by the Voter ID law. If you have a photo ID, such as a driver’s license, state ID, concealed handgun license, military ID, passport, or US Naturalization certificate, you should and need to bring it with you to the polls.
If you don’t have one of those and have a reasonable impediment to obtaining one or you lost or misplaced that ID and you have a reasonable impediment to getting a replacement, you should bring your voter registration card or an acceptable alternate form of identification. Tell the election worker and you will be permitted to vote a full ballot by signing a declaration that very briefly describes your impediment.
For complete information on voting locations and changes in voting requirements due to the federal courts striking down Texas’ discriminatory voter ID laws, go to DallasCountyVotes.org.
If you don’t take advantage of voting early then you must go to the correct precinct listed on your voter registration card on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 8.