Oct. 30 is last day for Frisco voters to cast early ballots

The Collin College campus in Frisco has been the city's most popular site for early voting so far. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Collin College campus in Frisco has been the city's most popular site for early voting so far. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Collin College campus in Frisco has been the city's most popular site for early voting so far. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Oct. 30 is the last day for Frisco voters to join the nearly 77,000 people who have voted in person at the city's polling locations since the beginning of early voting.

Frisco voters living in Collin County or Denton County can cast ballots Friday at any polling location within their county. The early voting hours are from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 30 for both counties.

For Frisco voters wishing to cast a ballot close to home, there are a limited number of polling locations in the city itself for each county.

Collin County early voting locations in Frisco are:

• Collin College Frisco Campus conference room, 9700 Wade Blvd.;

• Frisco Fire Station No. 8 training room, 14700 Rolater Road; and

• The Grove at Frisco Commons game room, 8300 McKinney Road.

Denton County early voting locations in Frisco are:

• Frisco Fire Station No. 4 training room, 4485 Cotton Gin Road;

• Frisco Fire Station No. 6 training room, 3535 Eldorado Pkwy.;

• Frisco Fire Station No. 7 training room, 330 W. Stonebrook Pkwy.; and

• Frisco Government Center conference room, 5533 FM 423.

Voters in Collin County will be able to check the estimated wait time at each location by visiting the county website, but Denton County does not offer that option. Polls will also be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in both counties on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The Collin College Frisco campus has been the most popular polling location in Frisco with about 1,082 voters showing up on average each day. The Frisco Government Center has seen the lowest turnout, averaging about 457 voters per day.

Collin County has seen 377,749 registered voters cast ballots in person from the beginning of early voting through Oct. 28. Another 26,709 mail-in ballots have been received so far, according to elections officials. Together, those ballots represent 62.35% turnout of the 648,670 registered voters in the county. Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet told Community Impact Newspaper that he expects record turnout this year due to a surge in the number of registered voters.

Denton County has seen 315,275 voters cast early ballots in person through Oct. 28. Another 26,369 mail-in ballots have been received so far. That represents 60.46% turnout among the 565,089 registered voters in the county, according to election officials.

Statewide, more than 8.5 million voters have cast ballots in person and by mail during early voting. Collin County's early voting total through Oct. 28 is the second highest turnout in the state, while Denton County has the seventh highest turnout so far in the state.

In addition to contested races at the county, state and federal levels, the Nov. 3 ballot includes a pair of contested races for Frisco City Council and one contested race for the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees.

With City Council Place 5 incumbent Tim Nelson reaching his term limit this year, seven candidates filed to run for his open seat in the election. Rob Cox, Hava Johnston, Ram Majji, Josh Meek, Ruan Meintjes, Laura Rummel and Dan Stricklin all appear on the ballot for the Place 5 seat. A candidate Q&A for the Place 5 candidates can be viewed here.

Place 6 incumbent Brian Livingston drew two challengers in his bid to serve a second term on the council. Voters will choose from among Livingston, Sadaf Haq and Sai Krishna in the election. A candidate Q&A for the Place 6 candidates can be viewed here.

Frisco’s mayor position was also up for re-election this year, but Jeff Cheney drew no opponents during the filing period earlier this year. On the FISD board, Debbie Gillespie also was unopposed in her re-election bid for the Place 5 seat.

The only other FISD board seat up for election, the Place 4 position, saw four candidates file to run after incumbent Anne McCausland announced she would not seek re-election. Dynette A. Davis, Muni Janagarajan and Amit Kalra are each still seeking election to that board post, while candidate Sean Heatley announced last month he was withdrawing from the race. A candidate Q&A for the remaining FISD candidates can be viewed here.

The nonprofit Vote America has released an online tool to track mail-in and absentee ballots as they arrive at elections offices across Texas. This will allow voters to check whether their mail-in ballot has been received by elections department.

Community Impact Newspaper will report on the election throughout the early-voting period and on Election Day. Follow our continuous coverage at communityimpact.com/vote.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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