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.