Dallas County Voter’s Guide – 2020 General Election

When Can I Vote?

Early Voting starts Tuesday, October 13, and runs through Friday, October 30. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. See the Dallas County Elections Department website for more information about Early Voting and voting on Election Day. Dallas County is implementing health protocols for voting in person.

Am I Registered to Vote?

You can check your voter registration status using the Dallas County Voter Lookup website. The last day to register to vote is October 5, 2020. Go to VoteTexas.gov or the Dallas County Elections Department for more information about registering to vote. To print a voter registration application, visit the Dallas County Elections Department website.

How to Vote

To vote in person, all you need is one of seven acceptable forms of photo identification:

  1. A Texas Driver’s License
  2. A Texas Election ID Certificate
  3. A Texas Personal ID Card
  4. A Texas Handgun License
  5. A US Citizenship Certificate with Photo
  6. A US Military ID Card with Photo
  7. A US Passport

If you are a registered voter but you don’t have an acceptable form of ID, or if your name does not appear on the list of registered voters, you still have the right to cast a provisional ballot. For more information on voting, go to VoteTexas.gov.

How to Vote by Mail

You have the right to request an absentee (mail-in) ballot if you meet one of the following requirements:

  1. You expect to be out of your county of residence for both Early Voting and Election Day.
  2. You have a disability that prevents you from voting in person.
  3. You are 65 years of age or older.
  4. You are confined in jail and not finally convicted of a felony.

If you are a resident of Dallas County and you meet one of the above requirements, you can request an absentee ballot by printing and filling out an Application for Ballot by Mail. Mail your application to:

Early Voting Clerk

Dallas County Elections

1520 Round Table Dr.

Dallas, Texas 75247

The last day to apply for a ballot by mail is October 23, 2020. For more information about voting by mail in Dallas County, got to the Dallas County website.

Where to Vote

During Early Voting, Dallas County residents can vote at any polling location in Dallas County. If you vote on Election Day, you must go to your specific polling location. Go to the Dallas County website for a list of Early Voting locations and Election Day polling locations.

How to View Your Sample Ballot

Use the Dallas County Voter Lookup website to see a sample ballot for your specific voter precinct.

Who is Running?

For a list of candidates in your specific voter precinct, use the Dallas County Voter Lookup website to see a sample ballot. The following is a list of all candidates running for election in Dallas County for 2020:



Statewide (Six-year terms)
State Legislature
    • Justice, Place 3
    • Justice, Place 6
    • Justice, Place 8
    • District Judge, 14th Judicial District
    • District Judge, 95th Judicial District
      • Mike Lee – Republican Party [Incumbent]
      • Monica Purdy – Democratic Party
    • District Judge, 162nd Judicial District
    • District Judge, 254th Judicial District
      • Kim Brown – Democratic Party
      • Ashley Wysocki – Republican Party [Incumbent]
    • Criminal District Judge, Court Number 2 (Unopposed)
    • Criminal District Judge, Court Number 3 (Unopposed)
    • Criminal District Judge, Court Number 4 (Unopposed)
      • Dominique Collins – Democratic Party [Incumbent]
County Officials
  • Dallas County (Four-year terms)
    • Sheriff
    • Tax Assessor-Collector (Unopposed)
    • County Commissioner, Precinct 1
    • County Commissioner, Precinct 3
      • Clyde Jewell – Libertarian Party
      • John Wiley Price – Democratic Party [Incumbent]
      • T. Russell – Republican Party

Thank you to Bryant Surley-Strong for compiling this information.

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