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Thursday Is Last Day To Register To Vote In Texas' Local Elections

Three canvassers standing outside a grocery store holding voter registration forms.
Bret Jaspers
The social justice group Enough is Enough Fort Worth registering people to vote last fall.

Voters in Fort Worth and Arlington will choose new mayors.

A slew of local candidates are running for local, municipal elections and Thursday is the deadline to register to vote.

Here’s How To Do It:

While the spring election hasn’t received as much attention as last November’s presidential and state Legislative contests, the candidates on the ballot potentially have much more influence on residents’ day-to-day lives.

  • Fort Worth is electing a new mayor and City Council.
  • Every seat on the Dallas City Council is up for grabs.
  • Arlington is picking a new mayor and three city council members.
  • Dozens of smaller cities have their own local races.

The only federal race on the ballot is Texas’ 6th Congressional District, where voters will choose a replacement for Republican Ron Wright. He recently died.

Early voting begins on April 19.

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