Early voting for the June 10 runoff election — which includes races in Arlington, Fort Worth, Haltom City, Keller, Mansfield and River Oaks — begins Tuesday and runs through June 6.
“Get out and vote,” said Stephen Vickers, Tarrant County’s elections administrator. “We always encourage people to vote early because there’s less chance they’ll end up standing in a line.
“Plus there’s more locations to choose from.”
But there are not as many early voting sites as there were for the May 6 election because there aren’t as many races on the ballot.
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Vickers reminded voters to check the list of early voting sites before heading out the door.
He said runoffs tend to draw smaller crowds than other elections and he expects a 5 percent turnout for this one.
Back on the ballot
Here’s a look at the races on the June 10 ballot:
▪ Fort Worth City Council Place 2: The race to replace retiring Councilman Sal Espino comes down a battle between Carlos Flores and Steve Thornton.
▪ Arlington City Council Places 3 and 5: In District 3, Marvin Sutton and Roxanne Thalman face off to fill Robert Rivera’s seat. In District 5, Lana Wolff and Dakota Loupe are vying for the post.
▪ Haltom City City Council Place 6: An unexpired term will be filled by either Ricky Brown or Linda “Lin” Thompson.
▪ Keller mayor and City Council Place 6: In the mayoral race, former Mayor Pat McGrail — ousted in 2014 by Mayor Mark Mathews, who is retiring from the post — faces Place 6 Councilman Rick Barnes. In the race for Place 6, Tag Green and Mitch Holmes face off.
▪ Mansfield school board Place 6, City Council Places 6 and 7: In the race to fill the Place 6 school board seat, Darrell Sneed and Jessica Camacho will go head to head. In the council Place 6 race, Terry M. Moore and Mike Leyman face off. For council Place 7, Larry Broseh and Emery Betts square off.
▪ River Oaks City Council Place 5: Dan Chisholm and Sal Limas square off.
Don’t forget ...
Election officials are asking voters to bring required ID to the polls, despite various court rulings saying that the state’s voter ID law was designed to discriminate against minorities.
“It’s still in effect,” Vickers said. “Voters still have to provide one of the seven approved forms of ID.”
The accepted IDs: a Texas driver’s license, a Texas Department of Public Safety-issued personal ID card, an election identification certificate, a license to carry, a U.S. military identification card with a photo, a U.S. citizenship certificate with a photo or a U.S. passport.
Anyone without an ID may bring a valid voter registration certificate, original birth certificate, bank statement or current utility bill and fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.
Sample ballots may be found at access.tarrantcounty.com.
For more information, call the Tarrant County elections administration at 817-831-8683.
Tarrant County Elections Administration, 2700 Premier St., Fort Worth, is the main early voting site. Emergency and limited ballots are available there.
Early votes may be cast in person from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; and 7 a.m.-7 p.m. June 5 and 6.
▪ All Saints Catholic Church Parish Hall, 200 N.W. 20th St.
▪ Arlington Subcourthouse, 700 E. Abram St.
▪ Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St., Arlington
▪ Center for Community Service Junior League of Arlington, 4002 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington
▪ Diamond Hill/Jarvis Branch Library, 1300 N.E. 35th St., Fort Worth
▪ Elzie Odom Athletic Center, 1601 N.E. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington
▪ Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane
▪ Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
▪ Longhorn Activity Center, 5350 Basswood Blvd., Fort Worth
▪ Mansfield Subcourthouse, 1100 E. Broad St.
▪ River Oaks City Hall, 4900 River Oaks Blvd.
▪ South Service Center, 1100 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington
▪ Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, EMB-C Portable Building, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington
▪ Tarrant County Plaza Building, 201 Burnett St.
▪ A temporary site has been set up from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Activities Center, 500 W. Nedderman Drive, Arlington.
Source: Tarrant County Elections Office