LIVE UPDATES: More than 90,000 people have voted so far on Election Day in Dallas County

There was little wait for voters as of mid-morning on Election Day, Nov. 3, at this polling location at The University of Texas at Dallas. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
There was little wait for voters as of mid-morning on Election Day, Nov. 3, at this polling location at The University of Texas at Dallas. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)

There was little wait for voters as of mid-morning on Election Day, Nov. 3, at this polling location at The University of Texas at Dallas. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Nov. 3 is Election Day. Dallas County voters are turning out in high numbers. (Community Impact staff)
Editor's note: This story will be updated throughout the day.

Posted at 5:50 p.m.

More than 90,000 Dallas County residents had voted as of 5 p.m., according to a tweet from County Judge Clay Jenkins.

Most polling locations have a wait time of less than 20 minutes, according to this Dallas County map. Polls are open until 7 p.m. If voters are in line by 7 p.m., they will be allowed to cast a vote.

Posted at 1:33 p.m.

More than 60,000 people have voted so far in Dallas County today, according to a tweet from County Judge Clay Jenkins. That puts the overall total at 866,505, or 62% of registered voters.

Richardson City Hall had seen 394 voters as of 1:42 p.m. This Dallas County map is keeping track of the number of voters by location in the past hour and throughout the day.

The county has also received 74,137 mail-in ballots, which represents about 73% of the 102,085 ballots that were mailed out, according to the county.

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked by Nov. 3. The nonprofit Vote America has released an online tool that tracks ballots as they arrive at election offices across Texas. This will allow voters to check whether their mail-in ballot has been received.

Dallas County judge Clay Jenkins tweeted Nov. 2 that if a voter’s mail-in ballot has not been received, voters may cast a provisional ballot in person on Election Day. Voters can also turn in their mail ballots by hand at the Dallas County Elections Office, 1520 Round Table, Dallas.

Posted at 11:58 a.m.

Voters are experiencing short to no wait times at Richardson polling locations during mid-morning hours.

Francelia Cuadra said she chose to vote on Election Day rather than during early voting because she likes the adrenaline rush that comes with being at the ballot box on the day.

"I am here today demanding change," she said of the reason she turned out to vote.

Cuadra said her experience voting at The University of Texas at Dallas was "very fast and very easy."

A Dallas County map shows Richardson polling locations are almost entirely in the green category, which means wait times are estimated at 20 minutes or less.

Posted at 9:58 a.m.:

Thousands have shown up to vote across Dallas County so far this morning, according to a tweet from county Judge Clay Jenkins.

There are 26 polling locations in Richardson. See a full map of options below. For a full list of Dallas County locations and the latest wait times, visit this link. For a full list of Collin County locations, click here. Polls are open until 7 p.m.



Community Impact Newspaper will post election stories throughout the day Nov. 3 and will start posting results after polls close at 7 p.m. Follow coverage at communityimpact.com/vote.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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