Tarrant County adopts countywide voting approach for Nov. 5 election


Tarrant County voters will have the option to vote at any county polling location come the Nov. 5 election, according to a Sept. 6 news release from Tarrant County. Officials received approval from the Texas Secretary of State for countywide voting.

This new approach comes with the purchase of 3,000 new voting machines and 400 ballot scanners at a total cost of $11 million, according to the news release.

All 340 Tarrant County polling locations will be open on Election Day, and residents can still vote at their regular locations. However, they will have the option to vote elsewhere if it is more convenient for them, according to the news release.

The last day to register to vote is Oct. 7, according to the Texas Secretary of State website. Early voting begins Oct. 21. In addition to many local elections, the ballot will also include 10 statewide constitutional amendments.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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