May 1st US Congress Special Election
Potential Confusion in Burleson & Crowley in Tarrant County US Congress Tx 6 Race
Background: For May 1 municipal elections, most local cities and districts contract with their county to run the election. But they are not required to do so and some choose to save money by running the election themselves. This can lead to confusing differences in who can vote where for what, including in two places that overlap with CD-6. Two cities in the US Congressional 6th District of Texas have chosen not to contract with their county to run their local election. Everywhere else in the District, voters will be able to vote for the open Congressional Seat on the same ballot as their local candidates. However, in Burleson and Crowley, voters will have to vote in separate elections on the same day.
Burleson. Burleson has not contracted with Tarrant County to run its municipal elections, so voters wishing to vote in the Burleson City election must vote separately in the Congressional District -6 election. To vote for Congress they must vote at one of the Tarrant County run polling places. To vote for local Burleson City Officials, they must vote at the Burleson City election. Those voting at Burleson City Hall will not receive a ballot for US Congress 6. And if someone votes at one of the other Tarrant County polling places, they will not receive a ballot for Burleson City elections. So if people tells you that they did not get to vote for Congress, tell them and they live in Burleson, tell them to also go to one of the Tarrant County Early Voting or Election Day sites and cast a separate ballot for Congressional District 6.
This is NOT double voting. These are separate elections.
Crowley is also not contracting with Tarrant County, but both Crowley and Tarrant County are using the Crowley Event Center as a polling place.
A Crowley resident who votes at the Crowley Event Center can cast ballots for both the CD-6 election and municipal election there, but they'll have to check in at two different tables and vote two separate ballots -- one for the local election and one for CD-6.
Crowley Residents can vote for Congress District 6 at any Tarrant County Early Voting or Election Day site. However, in order to vote in the municipal election, Crowley residents must vote at the Crowley Event Center. If they vote elsewhere in Tarrant County for CD-6, the municipal candidate will not be on that ballot/ They should also go to the Crowley Event Center and vote in the municipal election.
In Navarro and Ellis Counties, and in the rest of Tarrant County, the municipal candidates and the US Congressional 6 Candidates are all on the same ballot.
Applications for Vote by Mail Ballots must be RECEIVED by the Election Administrator by close of business day April 20th.
For more information visit your County Election Administrator:
Navarro County Elections Administrator Dan Teed asked for the amended hours because of higher-than-expected turnout because of the special election for Congressional District 6, necessitated by the February death of Congressman Ron Wright.
Early voting hours in Navarro County will begin at from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, April, 19 until Tuesday, April 27; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April, 24; and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April, 25 at the Navarro County Annex Building, 601 N. 13th St. in Corsicana.
For more information visit the Navarro County Election Administrator.
Are you registered to vote?
Check the Texas SOS Elections Voter Look-up to be sure you are registered to vote. You can search with your name, county, and birth date or with your Voter ID number and birth date or with your Drivers License Number and birth date.
Texas SOS Elections
When looking at your voter registration, check to see if your status is A (for Active) or S (for Suspended).
If your status is S (Suspended), contact the voters registration office to correct it. The easiest way to correct it is to mail in or carry another correct voters registration card to the SOS or to your County Voter Registrar. This should be done a month before the election. in Texas registered voters are changed to Suspended when mail is returned to the Voter Registrar’s office. However, sometimes there are groups of voters removed or suspended when officials think that the voter is deceased or when they suspect there are duplicate registrations. Many persons in the same household with similar names get purged. It is important to check early to be sure your Registration information is current and active.
HOW TO REGISTER TO VOTE
In Texas, citizens who are eligible to vote can register to vote in person by going to:
- the County Voters Registrar
- when applying for or updating your Texas Drivers License
- when signing up for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP)
- by mailing a voter registration card to your county election administrator.
Usually a Voters Registration card can be picked up at your local Post Office.
When to re-register
Your registration is permanent unless you move or change your name.
If you move from an address inside the same county in the Sixth Congressional District, you can vote even if you have not registered at your new address. If you have moved from outside of the county, you should register again by April 1st to vote in this election.
Voters who legally change their name, but not their address, do not have to re-register. If you have changed your name, you can vote after updating your information at the polls.
Where do I vote?
On Election Day, you will cast your ballot in your local precinct polling place, usually in a public building near your home. During Early Voting you may vote in person at any Early Voting Site in your county.
You can also call the County Clerk's office for help.
Other useful Voting Links
- Find your polling place
- Election Dates and Deadlines
- Voter Registration Form
- Apply for an Application for an Absentee Ballot
- Services for Disabled Voters
I favor improving our Electoral Process. We must ensure that:
- our voting machines and systems are secure from hacking and manipulation by any foreign or domestic operative.
- voting regulations are standardize voting nationwide.
- that winner take all in the Electoral College is abolished so that every American’s vote counts equally
- all Americans have the option of voting by mail.all American citizens are automatically registered to vote when they turn 18.dark money is taken out of politics so that voters know who is donating to all candidates on the ballot.
- improve Civics Education on all levels of school in this country.Too many Americans are ignorant and do not understand their rights and how to legally participate in the electoral process.
We have the right to question the outcome of an election. When we have exhausted the recount/review process and the courts have ruled, we do not resort to violence if our preferred candidate does not win. The peaceful transfer of power is a cornerstone of our American process and must be honored.
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