Early Voting

You registered to vote; now it’s time to exercise your right to be heard. Your voice matters, and in Texas your voice is amplified because Texas ranks near the bottom in voter participation. That’s right; Texas ranks almost dead last in the nation. 

Data from the Texas secretary of state shows that during the last midterm election in 2014, only 33.7 percent of registered voters actually voted. It’s time to show America and Texas that your voice and vote counts.

Fortunately, this year DCCCD will be hosting 10 early voting locations across our colleges and community campuses. 

We know your time is valuable. Whether you are taking a full class load, working, volunteering or just dealing with life, we want to make it easier for you to exercise your right to vote. The good news: During early voting, you can vote at any location convenient for you.

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Where Can I Vote During Early Voting?

During early voting, registered voters can vote at any polling location in the county in which they are registered to vote: the one near the store, near the office or at your favorite DCCCD location. If you are registered in Dallas County, you can stop by one of the convenient DCCCD locations below.

DCCCD will host four early voting locations:

Oct. 22 through Nov. 2, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

(except for Sunday, Oct. 28, which will be from 1 p.m.-6 p.m.)

DCCCD will also host six temporary — or “pop-up” — early voting locations:

Monday, Oct. 29, through Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30, through Thursday, Nov. 1, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

What Do I Need to Vote

Texas law requires at least one form of voter identification. When you arrive at your polling location, be prepared to show one of the following:

  • Texas driver's license
  • U.S. military ID card (with your photo)
  • U.S. passport
  • Texas election identification certificate issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas personal identification card issued by DPS
  • Texas handgun license 
  • or a U.S. citizenship certificate (with your photo)

Already forgot what to bring? Vote Texas has a helpful flyer to remind you (PDF - 365KB) what type of ID you need. If you do not have one of the IDs mentioned above, you can still vote. Visit Vote Texas for more information or call 800-252-8683.

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What If I Can’t Make It to a DCCCD Location?

You can still vote at one of more than 40 locations across Dallas County. 

Visit Dallas County Elections to see other locations (PDF -170KB) or visit their high-tech early voting location finder where you can insert your address and see information about locations near you.