Tarrant County approved for countywide voting centers ahead of March primary elections

Tarrant County voters will officially be able to cast their votes at any polling place for the March 3 primary election. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Tarrant County voters will officially be able to cast their votes at any polling place for the March 3 primary election. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tarrant County voters will officially be able to cast their votes at any polling place for the March 3 primary election. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Tarrant County voters will officially be able to cast their votes at any polling place in the county for the March 3 primary election.

On Dec. 27 the Texas secretary of state’s Election Division notified Tarrant County that it has been authorized to use countywide polling places in all future elections with the approval of the county commissioners.


Tarrant County tried countywide voting centers for the first time during the Nov. 5 election. According to the county, more than 50% of voters cast their ballots at a polling place other than their own precinct.

“Based on our review of Tarrant County’s reports and public comments, we hereby certify that Tarrant County conducted a successful countywide polling place program in the November 2019 election,” wrote Keith Ingram, the secretary of state’s director of elections, in a letter to Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley.

With the approval, registered voters in Tarrant County can cast their votes at any open polling location within the county. Early voting begins Feb. 18, and election day is March 3.
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By Miranda Jaimes

Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.


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