Early Voting in Person
Dallas County registered voters may vote at any early voting location.
We know your busy schedule may make it difficult to get to the polls. That’s why the Dallas County Elections Department is bringing the polling place to you. We offer 25 full-time early voting locations in libraries, schools, city halls and recreation centers throughout the county. Polling locations may vary from election to election and will be posted before each election. So whether you are rushing to or from work, school, or life activities, please take a minute to stop by and cast your vote.
To vote, all registered voters are now required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote in all Texas Elections.
Here is a list of the acceptable forms of photo ID:
- Texas driver license issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
- Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
- Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
- Texas concealed handgun license issued by DPS
- United States military identification card containing the person’s photograph
- United States citizenship certificate containing the person’s photograph or
- United States passport
With the exception of the U.S. citizenship certificate, the identification must be current or have expired no more than 60 days before being presented for voter qualification at the polling place.
Procedures for Voting
When a voter arrives at a polling location, the voter will be asked to present one of the seven (7) acceptable forms of photo ID. Election officials will now be required by State law to determine whether the voter’s name on the identification provided matches the name on the official list of registered voters (“OLRV”). After a voter presents their ID, the election worker will compare it to the OLRV. If the name on the ID matches the name on the list of registered voters, the voter will follow the regular procedures for voting.
If the name does not match exactly but is “substantially similar” to the name on the OLRV, the voter will be permitted to vote as long as the voter signs an affidavit stating that the voter is the same person on the list of registered voters.
If a voter does not have proper identification, the voter will still be permitted to vote provisionally. The voter will have (six) 6 days to present proper identification to the county voter registrar, or the voter’s ballot will be rejected.
This service is available to any voter who has difficulty walking or standing for long periods. If you have an assistant with you, when you arrive at the location, have them notify the election official at that time. The election official will then bring your ballot to your car outside the polling location. If you do not have an assistant, please call (214)819-6340 ahead to notify the early voting clerk that you want to vote curb side.