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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
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KERA News
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.

Got a tip? Email Bret Jaspers at bjaspers@kera.org. You can follow Bret on Twitter @bretjaspers.

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