There’s a chance you hear the words “local election” and immediately stop reading. Voter turnout for city elections is typically low, even though these races affect issues like streets and parks that impact you most. The Advocate has compiled a list of common voting questions to help you exercise your right.

When can I vote?

Early voting lasts from April 22 to April 30. Election Day is May 4. Voting hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where do I vote?

Election Day voting locations can be found on the state website Am I Registered? Voters can also contact their county elections administrator.

What do I need to bring to the polls?

Voters will be asked to present a photo ID, which includes:

• A Texas driver’s license

• A Texas election identification card

• A Texas personal identification card

• A Texas handgun license

• A U.S. military identification card

• A U.S. citizenship certification

• A U.S. passport

Who can I vote for?

Residents can vote for Dallas mayor, Dallas City Council and the Dallas ISD Board of Trustees. The Advocate has followed City Council races in Districts 9 and 14. Here’s a complete list: 

District  9

Paula Blackmon

Tamara Brown

Sarah Lamb

Erin Moore

District 14

Philip Kingston

David Blewett

Warren Johnson

Do I have to vote in the main election to vote in a runoff?

There is no requirement to have previously voted in the main election to participate in a subsequent runoff. 

Source: powered by the secretary of state