Elections

Voters guide for Fort Worth and Arlington city and school board elections

How to use an early voting machine

Here is a short lesson in how to use the electronic voting machines used in the Tarrant County early voting locations. A former election administrator explains the system. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)
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Here is a short lesson in how to use the electronic voting machines used in the Tarrant County early voting locations. A former election administrator explains the system. (Star-Telegram/Rodger Mallison)

It’s time to head to the polls for city, school board and water board elections.

Early voting runs runs from April 22-30. Election Day is May 4.

In Fort Worth, voters will choose will choose mayor and city council members. The council controls a nearly $2 billion budget and will be considering recommendations from the Race and Culture Task Force.

The Fort Worth school district is the largest in Tarrant County, with a $795.5 million budget and 82,000 students attending 148 schools. Voters will be deciding races in four the nine districts.

In Arlington, the passage of term limits has led to 17 candidates running for mayor and four council seats.

Those who live in the Tarrant Regional Water District can chose two board members for at-large seats. The water district board oversees a raw water utility that provides more than 117.5 billion gallons of water to 2.1 million people. They’re also the elected officials with oversight of the Trinity River project, known as Panther Island. The $1.17 billion project aims to protect 2,400 acres with a river channel that would form an island near downtown. Though approved by Congress, funding has stalled.

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