Dallas County Elections Administrator Michael Scarpello reminds eligible voters that the registration deadline for the Saturday, May 1, 2021 Joint Election is Thursday, April 1, 2021.
In order to accept any last minute registrations, the Elections Department will extend its normal hours to 7:00 am to 7:00 pm the week of March 29, 2021.
In addition, on Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28, the Elections Department will join forces with the Dallas Mavericks, Univision, and the Dallas Morning News to run a drive through a voter registration site where people can register to vote without having to get out of their car. Voter registration applications are available at Dallas County Tax Office locations, Post Offices and local libraries. Voters can also access an application at www.dallascountyvotes.org and then print it, fill it out and mail it back to the Elections Department.
In the May 1, 2021 Joint Election in Dallas County, local city and school districts will be voting for mayor, city council, school board members and propositions. To obtain more information about the election, visit www.dallascountyvotes.org.
To be eligible to register to vote in Texas, a person must be:
• A United States citizen;
• A resident of the Texas county in which application for registration is made;
• At least 18 years old on Election Day;
• Not convicted of a felony, or, if so conviction must have been fully discharged; and
• Not determined by a final judgment to be (1) totally mentally incapacitated; or (2) partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote.