We’ve endured months of political ads, posters, flyers and debates.
It is time to turn our attention to the November 8 election.
Whether you’re new to town or a long time Arlington resident, there are a few things to know about this election. To help you save time and energy, we created a quick guide to help you understand everything you need to know about voting in the November 8 election. Let’s start with early voting locations.
Early Voting Times and Locations
The primary election is Tuesday, November 8. But if you want to beat the crowd while doing your civic duty, consider early voting. Early voting begins today (Monday, October 24). Keep in mind, voters are required to present an approved form of photo identification in order to vote.
Here are the days and times to vote early in Arlington:
- October 24-28: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
- October 29: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
- October 30: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
- November 1-4: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Here are the locations in Arlington where you can vote early. A link to a map is included for each location:
- Bob Duncan Center – 2800 S Center Street (map)
- Elzie Odom Athletic Center – 1601 NE Green Oaks Boulevard (map)
- Junior League of Arlington – 4002 West Pioneer Parkway (map)
- South Service Center – 1100 SW Green Oaks Boulevard (map)
- Tarrant County Sub‐Courthouse – 700 E. Abram Street (map)
- Tarrant County College Southeast Campus (EMB-C Portable Building) – 2100 Southeast Parkway (map)
- University of Texas at Arlington* (Maverick Activities Center) – 500 W. Nedderman Drive (map)
*University of Texas at Arlington’s early voting is only available October 31 and November 1-4 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Where Do I Vote in Arlington on Election Day (Tuesday, November 8)?
If you can’t make it to vote early, click here to get a list of voting locations in Arlington on Tuesday, November 8.
What or Who Will I Be Voting For?
In the November 8 election, you will choose a candidate for your party’s (i.e. Democratic, Republican, Libertarian, Green Party) nomination. In the 2016 election, offices you will be voting on include:
- Presidential nominee
- United States Representative
- Texas House of Representatives
- Railroad Commissioner
- Supreme Court Justice
- Court of Criminal Appeals Judge
- District Judge
- County Tax Assessor-Collector
In addition, there is a proposition on the ballot related to the new Texas Rangers stadium. Below is the proposition language taken directly from this sample ballot:
“Authorizing the City of Arlington to
provide for the planning, acquisition,
construction and financing of the Texas
Rangers Complex Development Project
and related infrastructure, within the city
of the type described and defined in
Section 334.001(4)(A) of the Local
Government Code as amended and (i) to
impose a parking tax, at a rate not to
exceed three dollars ($3.00) on each
parked motor vehicle parking in a parking
facility of the Texas Rangers Complex
Development Project; (ii) to impose an
admissions tax on each ticket sold as
admission to an event held at the Texas
Rangers Complex Development Project,
at a rate not to exceed ten percent (10%)
of the price of the ticket sold as
admission; (iii) to authorize the use of the
existing hotel occupancy tax on the
occupancy of a room in a hotel located
within the city, at a rate not to exceed
two percent (2%) of the price paid for
such room and if approved the maximum
hotel occupancy tax rate imposed from
all sources in the city would be 15%; (iv)
to authorize the use of the existing sales
and use tax within the city at a rate of
one-half of one percent (0.5%); and (v) to
authorize the use of the existing motor
vehicle short-term rental tax at a
maximum rate of five percent (5%) on the
gross rental receipts from the short-term
rental in the city of a motor vehicle.”
You can vote FOR or AGAINST the proposition.
If you want to see the specific candidates and proposition(s) you will be voting for, click here to see a sample ballot for your area. Note that you’ll need to enter your first and last name or your voter ID to access the sample ballot. Below is the screen you will see to access your sample ballot.
Do you have any additional questions about voting early in Arlington for the November 8 election? Let us know by clicking here.