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2020: It’s an Election Year! Are You Ready?

Voting is a critical part of our democracy! While social distancing has affected us in many ways, we must not forget the importance of this civic duty. Keep track of important dates for upcoming elections and find ways to register to vote.

Important Dates for 2020

Save the dates! These are the big three election dates taking place this year. 

  • Saturday, May 2 (Date Moved): Local general Election Day (City Council, local ISD and community college board)
    • Either canceled or moved to Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 (varies by city or political subdivision)
    • If you are a Dallas County Resident, visit the Dallas County Votes Website to learn more about your local elections
  • Tuesday, July 14: Primary Runoff Election
    • Last day to register to vote in this election is Monday, June 15, 2020
    • Early voting is from Monday, June 29, 2020 to Friday, July 10, 2020 
      • No voting will be held on Friday, July 3 or Saturday, July 4 due to the 4th of July holiday
  • Tuesday, Nov. 3: General Election Day! (President, Congress, State House and Senate)
    • Last day to register to vote in this election is Monday, Oct. 5, 2020
    • Early voting is from Monday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

The good news — you only need to register to vote once to vote all year, and the next, and the next (unless you move). 

Voter Lookup

If you live in Dallas County, visit the Voter Lookup page and insert your name and birthday. The system will inform you if you are registered, the address where you are registered and the location where you will vote on Election Day. When you visit this page, here's what you need to look for to determine if you are voting eligibility.

  • Ensure your "Status" is listed as "Active."
  • If not, you will need to submit a new voter application before the voter registration deadline.

If you aren't sure, have moved or just turned 18, here are a few tips to help you register to vote.

Voter Registration Tips

If you are a U.S. citizen and you register to vote this year, you will be eligible to vote in all the 2020 elections.

Informal Online Application

Texas does not have a formal online voter registration format. Instead there is an "informal voter registration page" in which you can complete the application online, but you must print and mail it.

You may fill out a voter registration application online, print it and mail it to the voter registrar in your county of residence. You are not registered until you have filled out the online application, printed it, and mailed it to your local County Voter Registrar.

Don't have access to a printer?

You can visit the following websites for assistance with printing and mailing your voter registration.

Voting Locations

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Remember to remind others to vote and share your experience with us on social media via #DCCCDVotes. Just don’t take a picture inside the polling location — that’s illegal. Happy Voting!