Early voting for the May 11 election runs through May 7: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. today; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday; and 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
Main early voting site
Tarrant County Elections Center, 2700 Premier St., Fort Worth
Bob Duncan Center, 2800 S. Center St.
Elzie Odom Athletic Center, 1601 N.E. Green Oaks Blvd.
Center for Community Service, Junior League of Arlington, 4002 W. Pioneer Parkway
South Service Center, 1100 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse, 700 E. Abram St.
B.J. Clark Annex, Room 4, 603 Southeast Parkway
Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive
Crowley Community Center, 900 E. Glendale St.
Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Drive
Mahaney Community Center, 6800 Forest Hill Drive
Diamond Hill/Jarvis Library, 1300 N.E. 35th St.
Fort Worth Municipal Building, 1000 Throckmorton St.
Griffin Subcourthouse, 3212 Miller Ave.
Handley-Meadowbrook Community Center, 6201 Beaty St.
JPS Health Center Viola M. Pitts/Como, Lower Level -- Auditorium 1, 4701 Bryant Irvin Road N.
Northwest Branch Library, 6228 Crystal Lake Drive
Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap St.
Rosemont Middle School, 1501 W. Seminary Drive
Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.
Southwest Subcourthouse, 6551 Granbury Road
Summerglen Branch Library, 4205 Basswood Blvd.
Tarrant County Plaza Building, 201 Burnett St.
Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.
Asia Times Square, 2615 W. Pioneer Parkway
Grapevine Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way
Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane
Carl E. Schluter Elementary School, 1220 Mesa Crest Drive
Haslet Public Library, 100 Gammil St.
Hurst Recreation Center, 700 Mary Drive
Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Kennedale Community Center, 316 W. Third St.
Sheriff's Office North Patrol Division, 6651 Lake Worth Blvd.
Mansfield Sub-Courthouse, 1100 E. Broad St.
North Richland Hills
Dan Echols Center, 6801 Glenview Drive
Richland Hills Community Center, 3204 Diana Drive
River Oaks City Hall, 4900 River Oaks Blvd.
Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD Administration Building 6 -- Training Room, 1200 Old Decatur Road
Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St.
Watauga City Hall, 7105 Whitley Road
Solana Office Complex, Westlake Town Offices, 3 Village Circle
White Settlement ISD Administration Building, 401 S. Cherry Lane
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More than 11,000 local voters already have cast ballots in the upcoming May 11 election, up slightly over the local turnout at this time two years ago.
The hot button issues that seem to driving at least some of the turnout include the Birdville school bond election
that would close some schools, and a proposal in Grapevine to impose term limits
on elected city officials.
Everything has been running pretty good, Tarrant County Elections Administrator Steve Raborn said. There have been no major problems.
Contested races on the ballot include Arlington mayor, four City Council seats in Fort Worth and three in Arlington, two Fort Worth school trustee posts and three seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Districts board of directors.
By the end of voting Wednesday, 9,506 votes were cast in person in Tarrant County, compared with 9,269 cast through the same time period in 2011, according to local election records.
Through mid-afternoon Thursday, 11,134 voters had cast ballots this week, election records show.
While there are 940,629 registered voters in Tarrant County, Raborn said hes not sure turnout for this May election will reach double digits. Local May elections generally see a fairly low turnout.
But this years election is already much different than last year.
Last years elections were thrown into turmoil when federal officials shot down redistricting maps drawn by the GOP-led state legislature and left the ultimate election day up in the air for months. Officials ultimately pushed the primary date to late May to ensure that different maps could be in effect for Election Day.
That made the local and school elections in May the first election of the year, rather than potentially the third after the primary election and any runoff needed to settle those races.
It was a difficult election year, Raborn said. This year, we are back to normal, so it actually seems kind of quiet.
Early voting ends May 7. Mail-in ballots must be returned to the elections office by Election Day, May 11.
Photo identification requirements are still not in effect in Texas because they have not received federal approval. So to vote, take your voter registration certificate, a drivers license, utility bill or other mail from a governmental entity to the polls.
See a sample ballot here
. For more information, call the Tarrant County Elections Center
Anna M. Tinsley, 817-390-7610 Twitter: @annatinsley
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