Early voting for the June 10 runoffs runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com
Early voting for the June 10 runoffs runs until 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 6. Max Faulkner mfaulkner@star-telegram.com


Tuesday is the last chance to vote early in June 10 local election

By Anna M. Tinsley


June 05, 2017 02:55 PM

Still want to weigh in on the June 10 runoff?

Then head to the polls by 7 p.m. Tuesday — or cast your ballot Saturday, on Election Day.

Time is running out to vote in the runoff election and less than 6,000 Tarrant County voters had cast ballots as of mid-day Monday.

“It has been pretty typical early voting, kind of slow,” said Stephen Vickers, Tarrant County’s elections administrator. “Runoffs don’t typically bring a whole lot of people out.”

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Early voting for Saturday’s runoff election, which includes nearly a dozen races, ends Tuesday.

On the ballot is a handful of local races left undecided in May, ranging from city council seats in Fort Worth and Arlington to the mayor’s post in Keller and a school board seat in Mansfield.

Election officials remind voters to bring photo ID to the polls and check voting precincts before heading out, as the precincts may have changed since the May election.

Try to get there before 7 p.m. and bring a photo ID.

Stephen Vickers, Tarrant County’s elections administrator

Turnout could spike Tuesday as “people realize it’s the last day to vote early,” Vickers said. “Try to get there before 7 p.m. and bring a photo 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 a photo ID may bring a valid voter registration certificate, original birth certificate, bank statement or current utility bill and fill out a Reasonable Impediment Declaration.

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.

Sample ballots may be found at access.tarrantcounty.com.

For more information, call the Tarrant County elections administration at 817-831-8683.

Anna Tinsley: 817-390-7610, @annatinsley


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 7 a.m.-7 p.m. through Tuesday.

Other sites:

▪ All Saints Catholic Church Parish Hall, 214 N.W. 20th St., Fort Worth

▪ 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, 200 Taylor St.

Source: Tarrant County Elections Office