Frisco early voting hours to differ between Collin, Denton counties for Nov. 3 election

Collin and Denton counties will offer different operating hours in Frisco for early voting for the Nov. 3 election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Collin and Denton counties will offer different operating hours in Frisco for early voting for the Nov. 3 election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

Collin and Denton counties will offer different operating hours in Frisco for early voting for the Nov. 3 election. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Collin and Denton counties will offer different operating hours in Frisco for early voting for the Nov. 3 election. (Courtesy Canva)
Frisco voters will have different hours for early voting in the Nov. 3 election depending on whether they reside in Collin County or Denton County.

On Aug. 4 Frisco City Council amended a prior city ordinance that designated early voting hours after election administrators in Collin and Denton counties issued new hours for the process. Those new hours followed Gov. Greg Abbott's proclamation July 27 that extended early voting for the Nov. 3 election to Oct. 13-30.

“These hours do not match,” City Secretary Kristi Morrow told council. “They are varied in pretty much every possible way.”

She said election administrators in Collin and Denton counties would not compromise to make them consistent for all Frisco voters.

The Collin County early voting hours for the Nov. 3 election will be:


• 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 13-16;

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 17;

• 1-6 p.m. Oct. 18;

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 19-24;

• 1-6 p.m. Oct. 25; and

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-30.

The Denton County early voting hours for the Nov. 3 election will be:

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 13-17;

• 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 18;

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 19-24;

• 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25; and

• 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 26-30.

On Nov. 3, Election Day, polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in both counties.

Oct. 5 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election. For instructions on registering to vote in Collin County, click here. For instructions on registering to vote in Denton County, click here.

In a document prepared for council, city staff said polling locations for early voting and Election Day have not been set by county election administrators. Once Frisco receives a finalized list of polling locations for the Nov. 3 election, city staff said that information will be released to the public.

Council moved the municipal election to Nov. 3 during its March 27 meeting because of concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.

The municipal elections will include a pair of contested races for council and one contested race for the Frisco ISD Board of Trustees.

With council Place 5 incumbent Tim Nelson reaching his term limit this year, seven candidates filed to run for his open seat in the upcoming election. Rob Cox, Hava Johnston, Ram Majji, Josh Meek, Ruan Meintjes, Laura Rummel and Dan Stricklin will all appear on the ballot for the Place 5 seat.

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.

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, Sean Heatley, Muni Janagarajan and Amit Kalra are each seeking election to that board post.

The Nov. 3 ballot will also include contested races at the county, state and federal level.

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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