Early voting for Saturday’s local election ends Tuesday

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Early voting

Early voting for Saturday’s election runs through Tuesday. Voting times are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today 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 Subcourthouse, 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

Forest Hill

Mahaney Community Center, 6800 Forest Hill Drive

Fort Worth

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.

Grand Prairie

Asia Times Square, 2615 W. Pioneer Parkway


Grapevine Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way

Haltom City

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.

Lake Worth

Sheriff's Office North Patrol Division, 6651 Lake Worth Blvd.


Mansfield Subcourthouse, 1100 E. Broad St.

North Richland Hills

Dan Echols Center, 6801 Glenview Drive

Richland Hills

Richland Hills Community Center, 3204 Diana Drive

River Oaks

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

White Settlement ISD Administration Building, 401 S. Cherry Lane

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Local voters have two days left to cast their ballots early for Saturday’s local elections.

Thousands of residents have already voted in the election that includes a slew of races ranging from city council seats in Arlington and Fort Worth to school district posts and issues in Arlington, Birdville, Fort Worth, Hurst-Euless-Bedford and many other Tarrant County communities.

“For a May election, we are having a pretty decent turnout,” said Steve Raborn, Tarrant County’s elections administrator. “It’s nothing compared to what we saw in the presidential election, of course. But for this type of election, it seems to be pretty decent.”

And the turnout could easily grow today and Tuesday.

“Typically, we see the highest early voting turnout in the last couple of days,” Raborn said. “Those are also the nights where we stay open the latest.”

Early voting sites are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and Tuesday.

Hot-button issues that seem to be 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.

Contested races 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 District’s board of directors.

Mail-in ballots must be returned to the elections office by Election Day, Saturday.

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 driver’s license, utility bill or other mail from a governmental entity to the polls.

For more information, call the Tarrant County Elections Center, 817-831-8683.

Anna M. Tinsley, 817-390-7610 Twitter: @annatinsley

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