Here is what McKinney voters need to know as early voting begins Oct. 13

At the John and Judy Gay Library in McKinney, the wait time to get inside to vote was about 30 minutes on Oct. 13. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
At the John and Judy Gay Library in McKinney, the wait time to get inside to vote was about 30 minutes on Oct. 13. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

At the John and Judy Gay Library in McKinney, the wait time to get inside to vote was about 30 minutes on Oct. 13. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

Early voting began Oct. 13 in Collin County. Turnout is already expected to surge due to an increase in the number of registered voters as well as high interest in some of this year’s races. The following coverage of the Nov. 3 election includes everything voters should know before heading to the polls.

  • McKinney residents can cast ballots at any polling location within their respective county of residence during early voting Oct. 13-30 and on Nov. 3, Election Day. Here is a link to sample ballot listings for Collin County residents. The map below shows local polling locations within McKinney city limits for Collin County voters.





  • In Collin County, early voting is available at these times on these dates:


Oct. 13-16: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Oct. 17: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 18: 1-6 p.m.

Oct. 19-24: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Oct. 25: 1-6 p.m.


Oct. 26-30: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

  • Election Day is approaching, and so are key deadlines. This election will look a little different in Texas with COVID-19 precautions and the absence of straight-ticket voting. Here are some things to look out for this October and on Election Day.

  • Gov. Greg Abbott extended early voting for the Nov. 3 election by a week July 27, citing the pressure of holding an election during the pandemic in a press release. Early voting will now be held between Oct. 13-30. The proclamation also allows for marked mail-in ballots to be delivered before or on Election Day. To find out where you can drop off your mail-in ballot, visit the Collin County Elections Office website.

  • Increased turnout is just one factor driving the anticipated increase in wait times at the polls. Completing a ballot will take longer due to an increased number of races, the elimination of straight-party voting and new sanitation protocols, according to local and state officials. To check wait times of polling locations, visit the Collin County Elections Office.

  • For first time voters, here are some basic processes Texans can expect to go through at the polls.


Community Impact Newspaper will report on the election throughout the early voting period and on Election Day. Follow our continuous coverage and find candidate Q&A's and more at www.communityimpact.com/vote.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.