Your North Texas Voter Guide For The Special Election Runoff
A July 27 special election runoff is set between two Republicans for a vacant U.S. House seat that serves parts of North Texas. The 6th Congressional District includes parts of Tarrant County, Ellis County and Navarro County.
Here's what you need to know.
How To Vote, When To Vote?
How Can You Vote By Mail?
The last day to apply for a ballot by mail was July 16. Here's how you do that.
To be eligible to vote early by mail in Texas, you must be one of the following:
- 65 years or older
- Sick or disabled
- Out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance
- Confined in jail, but otherwise eligible
What Do You Need To Vote In Person?
One of seven forms of ID will get you into a voting booth:
- Texas driver's license
- Texas election identification certificate (EIC) issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas personal ID card issued by DPS
- Texas handgun license issued by DPS
- U.S. citizenship certificate containing your photograph
- U.S. military ID card containing your photograph
- U.S. passport, book or card
What If You Don't Have One Of The Seven Acceptable Forms Of Voter ID?
The state lists other forms of identification, like a utility bill or birth certificate, that you can use to vote if you don't "possess an acceptable form of photo identification, and cannot reasonably obtain one."
In addition to presenting that secondary form of ID, you'll also need to fill out a "Reasonable Impediment Declaration" form.
What If You're A Voter With Special Needs?
A person of your choice or an election worker can assist you at the polls — but the person cannot be your employer or someone who represents your employer, or an officer or representative of your union.
If you're physically unable to enter the polling location, you can vote curbside. Send someone into the polling location to request an election worker meet you at the curb. If you're planning on arriving alone, call ahead to your county's elections office.
Where To Vote
Early voting runs July 19-23. Election Day is July 27, with voting from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Click on your county below for more information.
What's On The Ballot?
6th Congressional District
A July 27 special election runoff is set between two Republicans for vacant U.S. House seat that serves parts of North Texas.
Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey were the top vote-getters to emerge from a crowded field of candidates in Texas’ 6th Congressional District.
Wright is an Arlington activist running to succeed her late husband, U.S. Rep. Ron Wright, who in February became the first member of Congress to die after a COVID-19 diagnosis. Former President Donald Trump has endorsed her candidacy.
Ellzey is a state lawmaker who narrowly lost the GOP nomination for the same seat in 2018.
The district includes parts of Tarrant County, including much of Arlington and Mansfield, as well as slivers of Fort Worth. The district also includes all of Ellis and Navarro counties, which are much more rural.
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