Early voting for the May 6 election began April 24 and will run through May 2. In Dallas, the ballot includes candidates for City Council and school board.

During early voting and on election day, Dallas County voters can cast a ballot at any polling location listed on the Dallas County elections website. Three polling sites will be open for early voting in the Lake Highlands/Lakewood area: Dallas College Richland Campus, Audelia Road Branch Library and Samuell Grand Recreation Center.

The deadline to apply for a ballot by mail is April 25. Voters can check their voter registration status through the Texas Secretary of State's website or on the Dallas County Elections Department's website.

Here are the hours polls will be open for early voting in Dallas County:
  • April 24-29: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • April 30: noon-6 p.m.
  • May 1-2: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Election day is May 6, and the polls will be open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Lake Highlands- and Lakewood-area voters can find information about what’s on their ballot in Community Impact’s 2023 Voter Guide.

Dallas City Council candidates

Out of the 14 current council members, 12 incumbents are up for re-election, and two have reached their eight-year term limit. Mayor Eric Johnson is running unopposed.

Both District 9 incumbent Paula Blackmon, whose district includes Lakewood and parts of Lake Highlands, and District 14 incumbent Paul Ridley, whose district includes parts of east Dallas, each filed to seek re-election. Blackmon will face challenger Kendra Denise Madison, while Ridley is being challenged by Amanda Jean Schulz and Joseph F. Miller​. Community Impact’s Q&A with the District 9 candidates is available here, and the Q&A with the District 14 candidates is available here.

Current District 10 Council Member Adam McGough, whose district includes much of Lake Highlands, has reached his term limit along with District 3 Council Member Casey Thomas. Four candidates have applied for a place on the District 10 ballot: Sirrano Baldeo, Brian Hasenbauer, Kathy Stewart and Chris Carter. Community Impact’s Q&A with the District 10 candidates is available here.

Council members are elected to two-year terms, while the mayor is elected to a four-year term. This will be the first council election using new district maps approved in June.

Dallas ISD board of trustees candidates

The seats for districts 2, 6 and 8 are up for election on the Dallas ISD board of trustees.

Jimmy Tran, Kevin Malonson, Leon Solimani and Sarah Weinberg have filed to run for the open District 2 seat. Incumbent Dustin Marshall did not file for re-election.

District 6 incumbent Joyce Forman has filed for re-election and will face challenger Stephen Poole. District 8 incumbent Joe Carreón is running unopposed.

Board members serve three-year staggered terms and are not subject to term limits, according to the Dallas ISD website.