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voter guide

  • The last day to register to vote is this Tuesday, Oct. 10. Here are important dates and information to know ahead of Election Day.
  • Early voting begins Monday for the runoff election for Texas' 6th Congressional District. Election Day for that race is set for July 27. Here's what you need to know.
  • The May elections aren't quite over yet. A handful of municipal races will be settled in a general runoff election on June 5. A runoff election for Texas' 6th Congressional District is set for July 27. Here's what you need to know.
  • An initiative on the May 1 ballot will determine if non-U.S. citizens should be allowed to serve on four of the city's advisory boards. Dallas has more than 50, but the park board, city plan commission, redistricting commission and civil service board require a citizenship to serve.
  • 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. Here’s what you need to know about the May 1 election.
  • Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson will not appear on the ballot, but all 14 Dallas City Council seats and three Dallas ISD board seats are up for grabs. The City of Dallas has two propositions to determine if non-U.S. citizens can serve on advisory boards. Plus, there's a whole host of races and items on the ballot for other cities the county.
  • There are three open seats on the Collin College Board of Trustees. The school has been in the news recently because several women faculty members were let go after publicly voicing dissatisfaction with the school's COVID-19 response. Plus, Plano voters will decide on a new mayor, three other city council members, three school board representatives and six bond referendum items.
  • The Tarrant County College District Board of Trustees has seven members. It provides final approval for district policies, budget and faculty and staff appointments. It also has the power to levy taxes for the construction of physical facilities and for District operation. The Tarrant Regional Water Tax District Board candidates are running to fill to fill three, four-year positions.
  • Fort Worth's longest-serving mayor, Betsy Price, isn't running for reelection, leaving room for change in city leadership for the first time in years. Two current City Council members are gunning for her job, and another is retiring, leaving three seats up for grabs -- and the races are more crowded than usual. This is a big difference from years past. In 2019, all the same City Council members got reelected.
  • There is an seven-candidate field in the Arlington Mayor's race, including a current city councilman, a former city councilman and several leaders of community organizations. There are also four City Council races and three Arlington ISD board seats on the ballot.
  • Representative Ron Wright died in February after he tested positive for COVID-19. A whopping 23 candidates are running in the special election to replace him: 11 Republicans, 10 Democrats, a Libertarian and an Independent. The district covers part of the cities of Arlington and Fort Worth, and a large rural territory covering Waxahachie, Ennis, Corsicana, and Eureka.
  • Voting is complicated during a typical election season, but the coronavirus pandemic has made the situation even more confusing. From what’s on the ballot…