Election day is on Tuesday. This is a look at some of the most notable and most competitive contests statewide and locally across North Texas and how to find voter information.
Where to Vote
You can find the polling locations for your county by clicking on the link below and putting in your information. Your election day voting locations may not be the same as early voting locations.
When do the polls open and close?
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone still in line when polls close at 7 p.m. can still vote.
Election Day Forecast
Voting early in the morning could leave you out in the rain.
Some drizzle and fog is expected early on Election Day.
The fog will lift, and the rain will clear out by noon. Temperatures will be in the mid 70s in most of North Texas in the afternoon.
Temperature will creep up to around 80 at 4 p.m. before falling to 73 degrees when the polls close at 7 p.m.
What photo ID do I need to vote?
In order to vote in person during early voting or on election day, Texas voters will be asked to present an acceptable form of photo ID. Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
• Texas Driver's License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
• Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
• Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
• Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
• United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
• United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
• United States Passport (book or card)
For voters aged 18 to 69 years, photo ID can be expired for up to four years. For voters aged 70 and older, photo ID can be expired for any length of time if otherwise valid.
If you don’t have one of these acceptable forms of photo ID and can’t reasonably obtain one, you may qualify for a Reasonable Impediment Declaration by showing a copy or original of one of the following approved IDs:
• Copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
• Copy of or original current utility bill;
• Copy of or original bank statement;
• Copy of or original government check;
• Copy of or original paycheck; or
• Copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).
After presenting one of these supporting forms of ID, the voter must execute a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.
Rules at the Polls
Any devices that can record sound or images cannot be used within 100 feet of voting stations. The election judge has the authority to require people to deactivate any device and can kick out people who do not comply.
According to Texas law, you also cannot wear T-shirts, buttons or hats supporting political candidates at the polls. The law says "a person may not electioneer for or against any candidate, measure, or political party" within 100 feet of a polling place.
If you run into any issues at the polls you can call the Secretary of State's office helpline at 1-800-252-VOTE.
There are a number of statewide positions up for grabs in this year's election.
CANDIDATES ON THE ISSUES:
- Gov. Greg Abbott discusses abortion, the border and guns
- Beto O'Rourke discusses guns, abortion and Pres. Biden not doing enough about the border
Also on the ballot: Libertarian Mark Tippetts and Green Party candidate Delilah Barrios
A 2018 rematch is also on the ballot, as Republican Dan Patrick takes Democrat Mike Collier. Patrick beat Collier by nearly 5 points in 2018.
- Dan Patrick (REP)
- Mike Collier (DEM)
- Shanna Steele (LIB)
The race for the state's chief legal officer has been one of the more public battles. Republican Ken Paxton has served in the role since 2015.
- Ken Paxton (REP)
- Rochelle Mercedes Garza (DEM)
- Mark Ash (LIB)
Texas Commissioner of the General Land Office
This seat has been occupied by George P. Bush since his election in 2014. Bush opted to run for attorney general instead of seeking reelection. He lost in the Republican primary.
- Dawn Buckingham (REP)
- Jay Kleberg (DEM)
- Alfred Molison, Jr. (GRN)
Texas Commissioner of Agriculture
The head of the state's Department of Agriculture. Sid Miller, is fighting for a third term in office.
- Sid Miller (REP)
- Susan Hays (DEM)
Texas Railroad Commissioner
The race for Railroad Commissioner, who is actually in control of natural resources like oil & gas and not railroads, is headed by incumbent Wayne Christian.
- Wayne Christian (REP)
- Luke Warford (DEM)
- Jamie Andres Diez (LIB)
- Hunter Wayne Crow (GRN)
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Incumbent Glenn Hegar is looking for another term as the state's chief tax collector, accountant, revenue estimator and treasurer.
- Glenn Hegar (REP)
- Janet T. Dudding (DEM)
- V. Alonzo Echevarria-Garza (LIB)
Local Races to Watch
There are several local races, including all representatives for the U.S. House, plus all state representatives and state senators. Communities are also holding elections for judges, school board members and more. Here are a few races we will be watching closely this year.
The city of Dallas is asking voters to approve a 2% increase to the city's hotel occupancy tax to fund a new $4 billion convention center in Downtown Dallas and pay for renovations to historical buildings at Fair Park.
United States Representative, District 30
A changing of the guard in a historically blue stronghold in Dallas. Democrat Jasmine Crockett looks to take over the seat long-held by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. Johnson is stepping down after serving her 15th term in Congress. Crockett was chosen as the Democrat nominee after a contentious primary challenge from Jane Hope Hamilton.
- James Rodgers (REP)
- Jasmine Crockett (DEM)
- Phil Gray (LIB)
- Zachariah Manning (IND)
United States Representative, District 3
Republican congressman Van Taylor of Plano decided not to run for re-election after admitting to an affair. Former Collin County judge Keith Self and real estate consultant Sandeep Srivastava headline the race to take over the seat.
- Sandeep Srivastava (DEM)
- Keith Self (REP)
- Christopher Claytor (LIB)
Tarrant County Judge
The race to replace longtime Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley is on. Whitley has served as Tarrant County Judge since 2007.
- Tim O'Hare (REP)
- Deborah Peoples (DEM)
Tarrant County District Attorney
There will be some new blood as current criminal DA Sharen Wilson announced she would not be seeking another term. Tarrant County is currently dealing with a large backlog of cases.
- Phil Sorrells (REP)
- Tiffany Burks (DEM)
Dallas County District Attorney
The race for Dallas County District Attorney is heating up. Current DA John Creuzot is running for re-election against former DA Faith Johnson, who has tried to paint Creuzot as soft on crime.
- Faith Johnson (REP)
- John Creuzot (DEM)
Current Judge Clay Jenkins has faced his fair share of criticism from opponents for his handling of the pandemic. Republican Lauren Davis is challenging for the role.
- Lauren Davis (REP)
- Clay Jenkins (DEM)
Dallas County Commissioner, Precinct No. 2
Incumbent J.J. Koch is the only Republican on the Dallas County Commissioner's Court. Redistricting could put his seat at risk.
- J.J. Koch (REP)
- Andrew Sommerman (DEM)
County Election Information
If you have questions about your ballot, voting locations or anything else ask your county election's office.
Anderson County | Bosque County | Collin County | Cooke County |
Dallas County | Delta County | Denton County | Ellis County | Erath County |
Fannin County | Freestone County | Henderson County | Hill County |
Hood County | Hopkins County | Hunt County | Jack County | Johnson County |
Kaufman County | Lamar County | Navarro County | Palo Pinto County | Parker County |
Rains County | Red River County | Rockwall County | Somervell County | Tarrant County |
Van Zandt County | Wise County|