Voter Guide: June 15 runoff elections

Election Day is Saturday, June 15; polls are open Election Day from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Early voting runs from Monday, June 3 through Tuesday, June 11


Below is the voter's guide to the June 15 runoff election. In it, you will find key dates, how to register to vote or check your status, how to find out where and when you can vote, and what you'll need to bring with you. There is also information on what races are to be decided by North Texas voters as well as information on other topics such as poll watchers and straight-ticket voting.

Key Dates

May 16 - Last day to register to vote
June 3 - First day of early voting
June 4 - Last day to apply by mail (received, not postmarked)
June 11 - Last day of early voting
June 15 - Election Day

What's On My Ballot?

Below is a list of eight runoff races being run in Collin, Dallas, Denton and Tarrant counties. Ballots will only have races for runoffs in that jurisdiction (not all races will appear on all ballots). To see races in other counties, click on the county's election page (links below).


Allen City Council Place 3
Dave Cornette
Ken Cook

Allen City Council Place 5
Dave Shafer
Carl Clemencich

Anna City Council Place 4
Kelly Herndon
Bruce Norwood


Irving City Council District 4
Susan Motley
Luis Canosa


Lewisville City Council Place 2
William J. Meridith
Penny Mallett


Euless City Council Place 5
Annabel Jones Eads
Joseph A. Robinson

Kennedale City Council Place 2
Matthew Dyer
Thelma L. Kobeck

North Richland Hills City Council Place 4
Matt Blake
Jeff Arwine

Sample Ballots

To see sample ballots for your county, you'll need to visit your county election webpage (links below).

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How to Register/Am I Registered?

The last day to register to vote in the state of Texas was Thursday, April 1. You can check your voter status at VoteTexas.gov. If you have not yet registered you will not be able to vote in this election, but you can still register to vote in future elections by printing out an application online and then mailing it to your county election office. Also, Texans can now register to vote online, but only when they renew or update their driver's license.

Where Do I Vote?

Voters in more than a dozen North Texas counties are approved to use the Countywide Polling Place Program for the May 4 uniform election, which means they can vote at any polling location they like. Those counties that are CPPP-approved are Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Erath, Grayson, Henderson, Hood, Hopkins, Kaufman, Navarro, Palo Pinto, Parker, and Tarrant. See a full state list of approved CPPP counties here. Voters in all other counties must vote at their designated precinct on Election Day.

Lists of voting/precinct locations can be found on county election pages here

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What Identification Do I Need to Vote?

You must present one of the following forms of photo ID when voting in person:

  • Texas driver's license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate (EIC) issued by DPS
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • A United States Military Identification card containing the person’s photograph
  • A United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • A United States Passport (book or card)

Absentee Ballots

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) dramatically reduced the number of locations across the state that can accept a handed-in absentee ballot to ensure that poll watchers had adequate access to each location. Beginning in October 2020, mail ballots delivered in person by eligible voters can only be delivered to one location in each Texas county -- each county's early voting clerk designates that location. You may only hand-deliver your envelope and not for another individual and you must bring ID.

To qualify for a mail-in ballot in Texas, voters must be: away from their county of residence on Election Day and during the early voting period; sick or disabled; confined in jail but otherwise eligible to vote; or 65 years old or older. Absentee voters must also include their Texas driver's license number, Texas DPS-issued ICN or ECN, or the last four digits of their Social Security number, whichever matches their voter record, or a statement that they have not been issued any of those forms of ID.

The last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot was April 23 (received, not postmarked); Absentee ballots may be submitted in person at any time as long as it's received by 7 p.m. on Election DayAbsentee ballots that are mailed in must be postmarked by Election Day.

  • In Tarrant County, absentee ballots can be dropped off in person at the Tarrant County Elections Administration office at 2700 Premier Street, during regular business hours. The ballot may also be hand-delivered on Election Day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. You may only hand-deliver your own envelope and not for another individual and you must bring ID. Ballots may also be delivered to the clerk via a common or contract carrier. Read more here.
  • In Dallas County, absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Early Voting Clerk's Office at 1520 Round Table Drive. A full schedule, with extended hours, is available on DallasCountyVotes.org. You may only hand-deliver your own envelope and not for another individual and you must bring ID. Ballots may also be delivered to the clerk via a common or contract carrier.
  • In Denton County, absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Early Voting Clerk's Office at 701 Kimberly Drive. Ballots may be hand-delivered during regular business hours. You may only hand-deliver your own envelope and not for another individual and you must bring ID. Ballots may also be delivered to the clerk via a common or contract carrier.  Read more here.
  • In Collin County, absentee ballots can be dropped off at the Elections Department at 2010 Redbud Boulevard, Suite 102 during regular business hours. More information can be found here. You may only hand-deliver your own envelope and not for another individual and you must bring ID. Ballots may also be delivered to the clerk via a common or contract carrier.

Has My Ballot Been Received?

If you would like to verify if your mail-in or in-person ballot has been received you can verify that information at txballot.org. Ballots that were mailed in may take a few days to show up on the website.

Straight-Ticket Voting

Most states don't offer straight-ticket voting. Texas has for decades, but Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a law removing the option in 2020. That measure was pushed through by a GOP-controlled Legislature that argued the change would encourage voters to cast better-informed ballots on Election Day.

Democrats challenged the change in court in March 2020, citing long Super Tuesday lines in Houston where some voters waited more than an hour to vote. They said the law disproportionately hurts Black and Latino voters in big urban counties, where longer ballots mean wait times.

What is a Poll Watcher?

A poll watcher is a person appointed to observe the conduct of an election on behalf of a candidate, political party or the proponents or opponents of a particular measure. Their role in an election is established by Chapter 33 of the Texas Election Code and they must adhere to certain rules at polling locations.

The primary duty of a watcher is to observe the conduct of the election at the location where the watcher has been appointed. A watcher may point out to an election judge or clerk any observed irregularity or violation of the Texas Election Code. However, if the clerk refers the watcher to the judge, the watcher may not discuss the matter further with the clerk unless the presiding judge invites the discussion.

  • A poll watcher must have a certificate of appointment that includes their name, address, information on who appointed them and the precinct in which they are permitted to serve.
  • Poll watchers cannot be current candidates or elected officials.
  • Poll watchers are not allowed to engage or talk to voters in any manner about the election.
  • No more than two poll watchers may be at any particular polling place at any given time.
  • Poll watchers cannot talk with an election officer regarding the election except to call attention to an irregularity or violation.
  • The watcher cannot reveal information about voters or the votes before the polls close or face possible criminal charges.
  • A poll watcher can witness the installation of voting equipment and observe the securing of equipment before the election.
  • A poll watcher can observe any activity conducted at the location and sit or stand conveniently near the election officials to observe the election activities, but they are not allowed to go into voting booths with voters while they are marking their ballot.
  • Poll watchers are permitted to observe assistance given to voters by election officials and to inspect the ballot before it's deposited in the ballot box to determine if it was prepared in accordance with the voter's wishes.
  • Poll watchers are permitted to inspect the returns and other records prepared by election officials. They are also allowed to observe the tallying and counting of votes to verify that they are tallied and read correctly.
  • Poll watchers may also be on the lookout for illegal activities, including but not limited to, electioneering, loitering, voters attempting to vote without identification, others attempting to coerce or bribe voters.

The Texas Poll Watchers Guide can be found here.

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