There’s a lot of information on this website, and several ways to find what you’re looking for.
Information about voting
The About Voting section has information about registering to vote, important dates in the election calendar, and general information about voting. It also explains how to get a sample ballot, which is an important first step to determining what you might want to investigate before heading to the voting booth (what you’ll be voting on). It also shows how to find out where to go to vote.
From the top menu, either click on “About Voting” or one of the pages that appear when you hover over it. Or, you can use the “Voting Quick Reference” menu in the right-hand column to get to specific pages quickly.
Getting a sample ballot
There are a lot of people running for lots of offices! Luckily, you don’t have to pay attention to every race.
Tarrant County provides a nice online tool to find out who represents you. It also has an option to download your specific sample ballot…what you’ll see when you go to the voting booth. Armed with this information, you can investigate and decide who or what you want to vote for in the election. And we’re here to help with your investigation.
The Voting! page (link opens in new window) shows how to get a sample ballot.
Information about elected offices and candidates
There are two elections coming up shortly. One election is for many local offices, including city council positions and propositions, school district board members and propositions, and Trinity River Water District (TRWD) propositions. This election will be held on May 5, 2018. (See Election Calendar for a complete list of election-related dates.)
Once you have your sample ballot, see 2018 Local Elections to find information on candidates and propositions you are eligible to vote for.
The other election is a follow-on to the 2018 Primary election that was held on March 6. If no candidate got over 50% of their party’s vote, a runoff is necessary. Where needed, the runoff election will be held on May 22, 2018. (See Election Calendar for a complete list of election-related dates.)
Once you have your sample ballot, see 2018 Primary Runoffs to find information on the candidates you are eligible to vote for.
Note: You can only vote in the runoff for the party whose primary you voted in (in March).
Looking for a specific candidate or office
If you have your voting card or have found your representative online, you can search directly by position or name. Just put in the info you know into this box and search.
About our sources
Information about candidates was drawn from publicly available information, such as the filing report by the Texas Secretary of State https://webservices.sos.state.tx.us/candidate-filing/cf-report.aspx. Volunteers searched for links to candidate websites and social media, and tried to ensure that campaign sites, not personal ones, were used. Addresses and emails, drawn from public filing information, were used only if no other online information was available.
Questions were submitted to candidates and all responses received are reproduced here as they were submitted. They have not been edited. Neither this website, nor the organizations that produced it, are responsible for the accuracy of the statements made.