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Elections 2019

Your November 2019 North Texas Voting Guide

Nov 5, 2019
Anne Mullen, of Dallas, wears shoes with "VOTE" written on them during an election night party in Dallas in 2018.
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Are you ready for Election Day today? Voting can be complicated; people often find themselves unsure of where to go, what to bring and what's on the ballot. Don't fear; we've put together this guide with what you need to know to vote in North Texas.

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Four candidates, all Democrats, are competing in a special election for Texas House District 100. The House seat opened up after Eric Johnson was elected Dallas mayor. 

Texans voted on 10 constitutional amendments this Election Day. The propositions ranged from prohibiting an income tax from ever being collected in the state to allowing law enforcement animals to stay with their handlers when they retire.

Scott Griggs and Eric Johnson go head-to-head for the Dallas mayor's seat beginning with early voting on Tuesday, May 28.
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Dallas voters will cast final ballots for their next mayor on June 8, after whittling down the original field of nine candidates to two. Early voting ended June 4, with more than 50,000 ballots cast.

Eric Johnson (foreground) and Scott Griggs (distant) face each other in the runoff to be the next mayor of Dallas. Here, debate moderator is The Dallas Morning News' Gromer Jeffers. Early voting runs through June 4, and election day is June 8.
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After a packed field of nine candidates, it's now down to two for Dallas mayor: State Rep. Eric Johnson, who got the most votes in the general election, and Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs, who came in a close second.

Early voting runs through June 4. Election Day is June 8.

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The two survivors in the race to be the next Dallas mayor faced off Thursday night in a debate a little more than two weeks before the June 8 runoff.

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May features several debates between Dallas mayoral runoff candidates Eric Johnson and Scott Griggs -- the top two vote-getters in the May 4 election.

On election night, State Rep. Eric Johnson led a crowded field of nine candidates for Dallas mayor. He'll face City Council member Scott Griggs on June 8.
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A busy weekend of local elections brought clarity in Fort Worth — where the mayor and the entire City Council were re-elected — and in Arlington, where the mayor coasted to an easy win. But in Dallas, things are murkier, at least until the June 8 runoff.

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The race for Dallas mayor isn’t over yet. Democratic State Rep. Eric Johnson will face Dallas City Council member Scott Griggs in a June 8 runoff.

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Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price has won a fifth term in office and is on her way to becoming the longest-serving mayor in city history. 

Incumbent Betsy Price (right) won the Fort Worth mayoral race with 56% of votes against challenger Deborah Peoples (left).
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The Dallas mayor’s race is heading to a runoff after no one was able to get a majority of the votes, while the Fort Worth mayor won re-election.

Vote for your mayor, city council members, school board trustees and other local officials Saturday, May 4.
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The information below is for the May 2019 municipal elections. For November 2019 elections, click here. If you're registered and have a valid form of ID, you're ready to vote Saturday in the statewide municipal elections. Here's everything you need to know to vote in North Texas.

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The May 4 local elections could have big implications for the Fort Worth Independent School District. Three longtime members are not seeking another term. That leaves four open seats and nine candidates vying for them.

From left: skylines of Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio.
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Voters in some of Texas' biggest cities are heading to the polls Saturday to decide who should be their mayor.

In Dallas, a crowded field is vying to succeed term-limited Mayor Mike Rawlings. In Fort Worth, Mayor Betsy Price is seeking an unprecedented fifth term. And in San Antonio, Mayor Ron Nirenberg is up for a second term.

Former state Rep. Jason Villalba talks to the audience at a Dallas mayoral forum at the Scottish Rite Temple in March. Candidates discussed a variety of issues that especially affect people of color.
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Professional political watchers say there’s no clear frontrunner among the nine candidates seeking to replace Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in the May 4 municipal elections — making the race wide open. 

Each candidate will need to clearly communicate what approaches and priorities make him or her distinct.

Most Dallas mayor candidates appeared at an election forum March 28, 2019, at the Dallas Scottish Rite Temple in downtown Dallas. Pictured is Dallas school board member Miguel Solis addressing the audience.
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Early voting started Monday for the May 4 municipal elections across Texas, and the highest-profile election on local ballots may be the race for Dallas mayor. Term limits mean Mike Rawlings will leave after two four-year terms  leading the city. Meet the nine candidates running to replace him.

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The lineup is now final: Nine people will compete to become the next mayor of Dallas. So just who are they? Find out here.