Six candidates are vying for the District 30 seat, which represents 14 counties, including a portion of Collin County.
As of Sept. 19 in Collin County, 1,713 people have voted early, either in person or via mail-in ballot. Election day is Sept. 29. Polls will be open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 21-23 and from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 24-25. There are 11 early voting locations in Collin County. A full list can be found on the Collin County elections website.
In-person voting remains available to citizens and is in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for COVID-19. According to the Collin County elections website, social distancing will be maintained, and a limited number of voters will be allowed inside each poll location at a time.
Disposable ballot marking devices will be provided for every voter, and all voting equipment will be frequently sanitized. Face coverings for voters are recommended.
The candidates are:
- state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster
- Republican Shelley Luther, a Dallas salon owner who was jailed earlier this year after refusing to close her business due to coronavirus guidelines
- Republican Craig Carter, who ran against Fallon in the 2018 primaries
- Democrat Jacob Minter, recording secretary for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 20
- Republican Chris Watts, Denton mayor
- Republican Andy Hopper, a Decatur engineer and member of the Texas State Guard