Tarrant County Voting

 

 

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DISCLAIMER:
The information on this page reflects the County’s website (listed above), and if there is something missing, please check your county’s website to see if that information is there or call your county’s Clerk or Election Administrator. Check this web page frequently as noted missing information will be added as soon as it is released by the county.

 

VOTING TIMELINE

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

First Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Monday, October 24, 2022

Last Day to Apply for a Ballot by Mail

(Received, not Postmarked)

 

Friday, October 28, 2022

Last Day of Early Voting by Personal Appearance

Friday, November 4, 2022

Last Day to receive Mail-In Ballot

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 PM

  • A voted ballot postmarked by Election Day must be received by the early voting clerk no later than Wednesday, November 9, 2022 by 5:00 pm (the next business day after Election Day).
  • If there is no postmarked, early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day which is November 8, 2022. 
  • Ballots from civilians abroad must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day (due to weekend) after Election Day, Monday, November 14, 2022.
  • Ballots from Military voters must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day after Election Day, Monday, November 14, 2022.

 

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REGISTER TO VOTE

Last Day to Register to Vote

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

In order to be eligible to vote, you need to be registered 30 days before the election

Click here for information on how to Register To Vote

Postage-paid voter registration applications (for new registrations or updates) are available at the Tarrant County Elections Center, all Tarrant County subcourthouses, U.S. post offices, city halls, libraries and public assistance offices in Tarrant County or click the link below to view and print the online version of the voter registration application. You can complete the form on your computer and then print, sign and return the completed form. The completed application must be returned to the Elections Department in person or by mail to the address shown on the application form. Completed applications must be returned or clearly postmarked by the 30th day, October 11, 2022, for the November 8, 2022 Election Day. 

Print and return completed and signed applications by mail or in person to:

Voter Registration
Tarrant County Elections
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, TX 76111-3011

For in-person delivery, the business office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 

For more information, call (817) 831-8683 or email to: [email protected]

You can also pick-up an application at your local U.S. Postal office, library, high school, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)Texas Health and Human Services Commission and other government offices.

 

Click here to confirm your Voter Registration Status
You may update your name and/or address online if you still live in the county in which you are currently registered to vote. If you have moved to a new county, it is necessary to re-register using the printed Voter Registration Application provided in the section above. Online name and/or address changes must be submitted by the 30th day before any election in which you desire to vote, October 11, 2022. Click the link below to submit your online name and/or address change (this service provided by the Texas Secretary of State and TexasOnline). 
Click here to update your voter information - Name and/or Address

 

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Early Voting

EARLY VOTING BY PERSONAL APPEARANCE

Early Voting is from October 13 to October 30, 2020

DATES AND HOURS

October 24 thru October 28 (Monday - Friday)......,,............8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
October 29 (Saturday)...........................................................7:00 PM to 7:00 PM
October 30 (Sunday)...........................................................10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
October 31 (Monday)...........................................................7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
November 1 -4 (Tuesday -Friday).........................................7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Tarrant County's registered voters may choose vote prior to Election Day during the early voting period at any one of the Tarrant County early voting sites as listed in the below link:

Click here to view or print Tarrant County's Early Voting Locations & Schedule

Click here for map of Early Voting locations

All registered voters in Tarrant County can go to any of our designated Vote Centers during early voting and on Election Day to cast their ballot

 

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Mail In Voting

VOTING BY MAIL

Click here for details on "Voting By Mail"

Last Day to receive Mail-In Ballot

Tuesday, November 8,2022 (Election Day) at 7:00 PM if carrier envelope is not postmarked, OR Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (next business day after Election Day) at 5:00 PM if carrier envelope is postmarked by 7:00 PM at the location of the election on Election Day (unless overseas or military voter deadlines apply)

REQUIREMENTS TO VOTE BY MAIL

You may vote early by-mail if you are registered to vote and meet one of the following criteria:
     • You are 65 years or older on Election Day;
     • You are sick or disabled;
     • You will be out of Harris County during the Early Voting period and on Election Day; 
     • You are expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day; 
     • You are confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPLICATION TO "VOTE BY MAIL"

Click here to print an Application to "Vote by Mail" - in English

Click here to print an Application to "Vote by Mail" - in Spanish

Click here to print an Application to "Vote by Mail" in Vietnamese

Tarrant County recommends that if you do not know whether a Texas Driver’s License/ID number or last 4 digits of your Social Security number is on your voter registration record, put both numbers on your application for ballot by mail.

HOW TO RETURN AN APPLICATION TO "VOTE BY MAIL"

Applications for a ballot by mail must be received by our office no later than the close of business on the 11th day (October 28, 2022) before Election Day.  

Completed applications may be submitted by mail, contract or common carrier, hand delivery by the voter, or you may submit by fax or email a completed, signed with the voter’s original signature and scanned application to the Early Voting Clerk.  Under Senate Bill 5, it is now required for an applicant submitting an application for ballot by mail via fax or e-mail to also submit an application for ballot by mail via mail.  In order for a faxed or email application for ballot by mail to be effective, the accompanying mailed application for ballot by mail must be received within four business days of the submission of the application by fax or email.

Return the completed and signed application by one of the following ways:

1) Regular residential mail via United States Postal Service 

Tarrant County Elections
PO Box 961011
Fort Worth, Texas 76161-0011

2) Common or contract carrier (e.g., personal courier, FedEx, UPS, or other contracted mail service)

Tarrant County Elections
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011

3) FAX: (817) 850-2344 

4) EMAIL: [email protected]

RETURNING YOUR BALLOT

All voted ballots that are returned on or before Election Day will be counted. Voted ballots received on the next business day after Election Day will also be counted if they have been postmarked by Election Day, November 8, 2022. Voted ballots mailed from U.S. citizens residing outside the United States may be counted if clearly postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the Elections Administrator not later than the fifth day after Election Day.

A completed mail ballot MUST be returned to the Tarrant County Election Administrator’s Office in the Official Carrier Envelope provided to you. It may be returned in any of the following manners:

1) Regular residential mail via United States Postal Service (You will need two standard stamps when mailing your ballot ($1.20 total postage). 

  • Ballot must be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the first mail delivery day after Election Day, Wednesday, November 9

2) Common or contract carrier; such as personal courier. or FedEx or UPS, or other contracted mail service

Send to:

Tarrant County Elections
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011

  • Ballot must be received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
  • If the carrier provides receipt mark indicating a time before 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, it may be received by 5:00 p.m. on the first mail delivery day after Election Day.

IN-PERSON DROP OFF - ELECTION DAY ONLY

Click here for detailed information in Spanish and Vietnamese

Note: Texas State Election Law SB-1 has has eliminated any in-person drop off prior to Election Day.

In-person drop off of your Carrier Envelope on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) only from 7 AM – 7 PM to the Early Voting Clerk’s office.

  • You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
  • If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID)
  • Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person, You may not drop off applications in person for anyone else, even if they are a spouse or family member.

Here is the drop off location for your Mail-In Ballot on Election Day:

Tarrant County Elections

Early Voting Clerk Office
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011

LAST DAY TO RECEIVE MAIL-IN BALLOT

  • A voted ballot postmarked by Election Day must be received by the early voting clerk no later than 5:00 pm on the next business day after Election Day, Wednesday, November 9, 2022.
  • If there is no postmarked, early voting clerk must receive these ballots by 7:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
  • Ballots from civilians abroad must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6th day after Election Day, Monday, November 14,2022.
  • Ballots from Military voters must be received by the early voting clerk no later than the 6t h day after Election Day, Monday, November 14,2022.

A Mail-In Ballot, incomplete or completed, may also be surrendered to the Election Judge at any of the polling sites on Election Day and the voter can in-person vote on a voting machine.  The surrendered Mail-in Ballot must include the Ballot, Ballot Envelope and the Carrier Envelope.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Call:  (817) 831-8683

Email: [email protected]

TDD: (817) 759-7801

Click here for a Video on how to use the Tarrant County Voter Lookup system to check the status of my mail-in ballot request

Click here for Tarrant County Voter Lookup page

Click here for access to Secretary of State ballot checker application

A Mail-In Ballot, incomplete or completed, may also be surrendered to the Election Judge at any of the polling sites on Election Day and the voter can in-person vote on a voting machine.  The surrendered Mail-in Ballot must include the Ballot, Ballot Envelope and the Carrier Envelope.

 

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Military_Overseas Voting

 

MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTING

Click here for information on Military or Overseas Voting

GENERAL INFORMATION

U.S. citizens residing outside the United States, along with members of the Uniformed Services and their family members, are eligible to use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) form to request a ballot by mail. The FPCA also serves as an application for voter registration for eligible citizens not currently registered to vote. Please review the requirements and information for requesting a ballot via the FPCA form.

If you are not an active duty Uniformed Service members, spouse or dependent of Uniformed Service Members or a U.S. citizen residing outside the United States view voting by mail Information for Texas residences.

Review the FPCA information provided on the Texas Secretary of State FPCA Website

HOW TO OBTAIN THE FPCA FORM

Postage-paid FPCA forms are available from U.S. embassies, consulates, and from the Voting Assistance Officer (VAO) at each military installation. An interactive online FPCA application is also available through the Federal Voting Assistance Program:

It is strongly recommended that FPCA applicants provide an e-mail address, telephone number, and/or fax number (if available) in the appropriate sections of the FPCA so that we can quickly contact you if your application is missing required information.

An FPCA form in PDF format that you can download, print, and complete by-hand is also available from the website of the Federal Voting Assistance Program:

DATES FOR SUBMITTING THE COMPLETED FPCA

In order to receive a full ballot, the FPCA application must be received by the Elections Department no later than the 11th day (October 28, 2022) before election day AND the applicant is already registered to vote in Tarrant County.

An FPCA applicant will receive a federal ballot ONLY if the FPCA is submitted after the 20th day before election day and the person is NOT already registered to vote in Tarrant County.

Receiving your Ballot?

If your completed FPCA is timely received, your ballot will be sent to you by mail (or email if indicated on your completed FPCA). Texas law does not allow you to receive the blank ballot by fax.

SUBMITTING THE COMPLETED FPCA FORM

A completed and signed FPCA form must be submitted to the Elections Department by mail, common contract carrier, by fax, or as a scanned email attachment.  If an FPCA is faxed, the original must be mailed in to the Early Voting Clerk and received no later than 4 business days after the faxed FPCA was received. This rule does not apply to an emailed FPCA. The FPCA includes pre-paid postage within the United States, additional postage may be required when mailing from outside of the U.S. Voters who send the completed FPCA by mail may use this postage-paid envelope.

Please return your completed and signed FPCA to:

1) Mailing Address:

Tarrant County Elections
PO Box 961011
Fort Worth, Texas 76161-0011

2) Express/Courier Delivery:

Tarrant County Elections
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011

3) Fax:  (817)-850-2344

4) Email: [email protected]

Phone Number: (817) 831-8683

TDD: (817) 759-7801

Hours of Business: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

RECEIVING AND SUBMITTING YOUR VOTED BALLOT

In order to receive a full ballot, the FPCA application must be received by the Elections Department or postmarked no later than the 11th day (October 28, 2022) before election day AND the applicant is already registered to vote in Tarrant County.  If your completed FPCA is timely received, your ballot will be sent to you by mail (or email if indicated on your completed FPCA). Texas law does not allow you to receive the blank ballot by fax.

Your voted ballot must be returned by mail or by common or contract carrier (certain exceptions apply – see “Faxing your ballot” below).

Military voters and their dependents who have requested their ballot using the FPCA form, domestic or overseas, have until the sixth business day following Election Day to return their ballot and have it counted. Overseas non-military U.S. citizens have until the fifth business day following Election Day to return their ballot and have it counted and the ballot envelope must be postmarked by 7 p.m. on Election Day, November 8, 2022.

Official election ballot envelopes that bear postage-paid markings can also be returned via U.S. diplomatic pouch free of charge. You will need to submit your ballot in person to the closest U.S. embassy or consulate, but you may be required to schedule an appointment at the embassy or consulate in advance. Please check the State Department's website for specific instructions and hours of availability in your country.

Please return your completed and signed voted ballot to:

Mailing Address:

Tarrant County Elections
PO Box 961011
Fort Worth, Texas 76161-0011

Express/Courier Delivery:

Tarrant County Elections
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011

FAXING YOUR VOTED BALLOT

In certain circumstances, some military voters and their family members are eligible to return their voted ballots by fax. Texas law provides for the electronic transmission of a mail ballot by a military voter and his or her spouse and dependents IF the ballot is cast from an area in which the voter is eligible to receive hostile fire pay or imminent danger pay or a location that has been designated by the President of the United States as a combat zone. Please note that an electronically transmitted ballot submitted under these circumstances supersedes any other ballot submitted to Tarrant County.

If you are eligible to take advantage of this procedure, it is recommended that you fax your ballot through the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s clearinghouse using the fax cover sheet at the link below.

QUESTIONS?

Please contact our Early Voting Division at 817-831-6161 or contact us by email at [email protected]

 

The federal Military and Overseas Voters Empowerment Act (MOVE) created new requirements for states to provide FPCA voters a method to track the status of their ballot in federal elections. The Texas Secretary of State's Office provides a ballot tracking website.  

 

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Polling Locations

ELECTION DAY POLLING LOCATIONS AND TIMES

Election Day Polling Sites are open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM

**Voters can now vote at ANY voting site on Election Day!**

Click here to view or print the  November 8, 2022 Election Day voting poll locations and times

Click here for Election Day Voting Location Map

 

In-Person Ballot By Mail Drop Box on Election Day

In-person drop off of Mail-In Ballot on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8) only from 7 AM – 7 PM.

  • You must present an acceptable form of photo identification
  • If a voter does not possess and cannot reasonably obtain an acceptable form of photo identification, the voter may show a List B identification and complete a Reasonable Impediment Declaration (RID)
  • Only the voter may deliver their ballot in person, You may not drop off applications in person for anyone else, even if they are a spouse or family member.

Here is the drop off location for your Mail-In Ballot on Election Day:

Tarrant County Elections

Early Voting Clerk Office
2700 Premier St.
Fort Worth, Texas 76111-3011

 

A Mail-In Ballot, incomplete or completed, may also be surrendered to the Election Judge at any of the polling sites on Election Day and the voter can in-person vote on a voting machine.  The surrendered Mail-in Ballot must include the Ballot, Ballot Envelope and the Carrier Envelope.

 

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Sample Ballot

SAMPLE BALLOT

Click here for a Sample Ballot for your precinct

The Sample Ballot provides the order of contests and candidates appear on the ballot

 

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PRECINCT MAPS

Click here for Tarrant County Precinct Maps

Click here to find your voter precinct number

Fill-in your name and address on the form to find your precinct number

 

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Voter ID Requirements

Click here for for Voter ID Requirements

 

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