Election Facts

Don't Stop At The Top - Vote Straight Democratic

Voting a straight Democratic ticket ensures that every outstanding Democratic candidate and incumbent for federal, state and local offices receives your vote.  Voting the straight ticket is the easiest way to vote for every Democrat.  Cast a straight Democratic vote by darkening in the oval provided to the left of “Democratic Party” on paper ballots, or by selecting “Democratic Party” on the screen if you are using an electronic voting machine.

Votar por una candidatura directamente demócrata asegura que cada candidato demócrata y los otros  miembros o individuos de los demás cargos en oficinas federales, estatales y locales tambien reciban su voto. La votación por medio del boleto directamente es la manera más fácil para votar por los demócratas. Usted podra ejercer su voto  democrático llenando completamente el espacio ovalado a la izquierda del "Partido Democrático" en las boletas de papel, o seleccionando "Partido Democrático" en la pantalla, esto si está utilizando una máquina de votación electrónica.

Know Your Rights When You Vote

NEW ITEM: FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT ID REQUIREMENTS FOR TEXAS VOTERS --

SEE THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S NEW FLYER AT THIS PDF: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/elections/forms/id/poster-11x17-aw-voter.pdf

Voting Myths -vs- THE FACTS

MYTH: I can’t vote because I am not registered.

FACT: You may register to vote up to 30 days before an election.  Call Dallas County Elections at 214-819-6300 for information.

MYTH: I can’t vote because I can’t find my voter registration card.

FACT: SEE THE PDF LINK ABOVE FOR UPDATE ON THIS FOR 2018. If you do not have your voter registration card, you may vote with an alternative form of identification such as a driver’s license, a passport or other photo ID, or, if the photo ID law is stricken down by the courts, with a birth certificate or pre-printed check.

MYTH: I can’t vote because no one will speak my language.

FACT: By law, almost every voting location in Dallas County must have a bilingual (Spanish-speaking) election clerk. If one is not available when you go to vote, the Election Department does have bilingual staff available by phone. If someone only speaks some other language, they may bring a friend or family member to translate for them; the translator will just have to sign an oath to translate correctly and not tell them how to vote.

MYTH: I can’t vote because I have a felony on my record.

FACT: You may vote if you are “off paper” and off parole and are registered to vote.

MYTH: I can’t vote because I am a first-time voter and do not know how to vote.

FACT: If you are a first-time voter, a friend, family member or election worker may assist you.  They may not tell you whom to vote for inside the polling place.

MYTH: I can’t vote because I will be charged a poll tax.

FACT: It is illegal for you to be charged a poll tax to vote. This was prohibited for federal elections by the 24th Amendment in 1964, and applied to state elections as well by the Supreme Court in 1966.

MYTH: I can’t vote because I have moved and I have not re-registered.

FACT:  You may vote in your old precinct if you still live in Dallas County; be sure to fill out a change of address card so you will be listed correctly next time. You may change the address on your voter registration up to 30 days before an election and vote in your new precinct; call Dallas County Elections at 214-819-6300.

MYTH:  I can’t vote because the polls will only be open one day and I will be at work.

FACT: There are one to two weeks of Early Voting before each election, including at least one weekend day, and some days with extended hours from 7 AM to 7 PM. You can vote early at any of several Early Voting Locations around the county. These will be listed at the Dallas County Election Department website.  

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