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2016 ELECTION INFORMATION/VOTE411

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GREAT NEWS FOR VOTERS!!

The Texas VOTER ID LAW will not be in effect for the forthcoming November Presidential election.

With U.S. Fifth Court of Appeals ruling on July 20,2016, that the Texas ID Law violates the US Voting rights Act, voters will be able to vote in the November election per the following information.

Voters can use any of the following common photo IDs (not expired more than four years!) issued by he Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS):

  • Driver license
  • Personal identification card
  • Concealed handgun license
  • Election Identification Certificate United State's Government Issued Photo IDs
  • Passport
  • Military identification card
  • Citizenship certificate or naturalization certificate with photograph

OR

ANY of the below listing of other common IDs (ID must include voter's name and an address that doesn't have to match your voter registration address)

  • Valid voter registration certificate
  • Certified birth certificate
  • Current utility bill
  • Bank statement
  • Government check
  • Paycheck
  • any other government document ( Including...student IDs from public high schools, community colleges, and public universities) Document must include voters name and address.

AND

Complete and sign a form called an "Impediment Declaration" (available in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese)

FACTS:
- Election officials can't question you about using one of the other types of ID.
- Poll watchers may never question any voter about voter ID issues! It is none of their business!
- The address on your ID does not have to match your voter registration address!
- You need to be registered to vote in the county where you live.

VOTER INFORMATION

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DAY - November 8, 2016

EARLY VOTING - Monday October 24 thru Friday November 4

Additional information will be posted as available.

ELECTION DAY VOTING SITE (Where do I vote?)

On election day, voters are required to vote at the voting location within their precinct. Your voter registration card has your precinct number. Once you have your precinct number, click below to be taken to the Dallas County Votes website. Then, follow the instructions.

CLICK HERE

JOINT ELECTION - CITIES AND SCHOOLS - Information will be posted as available in 2017.

EARLY VOTING DATES/TIMES:

EARLY VOTING SITES:

ELECTION DAY VOTING SITE (Where do I vote?)

On election day, voters are required to vote at the voting location within their precinct. Your voter registration card has your precinct number. Once you have your precinct number, click below to be taken to the Dallas County Votes website. Then, follow the instructions.

CLICK HERE

When you vote on election day, you must vote in the polling place designated for your precinct. For early voting, you can vote at any of the polling locations.

To find information concerning:

A. Dallas County election results/upcoming election information - Dallas County Election Information
B. Texas election results/upcoming election information - Texas Election information (Secretary of State site)

VOTE411

VOTE411, a website developed by LWV-US, will provide voter information as it becomes available. It is a convenient site where you can find all the races and all candidates for each race in which you can vote. When reviewing the races, you can mark the candidate of choice for each race and print out your completed ballot upon completing your review of all the races. You can take your printed results with you when you go to the poll to vote. It is perfectly legal to use your printed ballot when casting your vote at the poll site.

Note that English and Spanish versions are available on this site.

Directions for using the VOTE411 website are available with a CLICK HERE

To access the VOTE411 website, CLICK HERE.

IISD - TAX RATIFICATION ELECTION 2016

The Irving ISD Tax Ratification Election (TRE) passed on September 10, 2016, with 82 percent of voters in favor of the district's Penny Exchange. Of the 2,191 residents who voted, 1,797 voted in favor of the TRE.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DAY - November 8, 2016

EARLY VOTING - Monday October 24 thru Friday November 4

Additional information will be posted as available.

ELECTION DAY VOTING SITE (Where do I vote?)

On election day, voters are required to vote at the voting location within their precinct. Your voter registration card has your precinct number. Once you have your precinct number, click below to be taken to the Dallas County Votes website. Then, follow the instructions.

CLICK HERE

JOINT ELECTION - CITIES AND SCHOOLS - Information will be posted as available in 2017.

EARLY VOTING DATES/TIMES:

EARLY VOTING SITES:

ELECTION DAY VOTING SITE (Where do I vote?)

On election day, voters are required to vote at the voting location within their precinct. Your voter registration card has your precinct number. Once you have your precinct number, click below to be taken to the Dallas County Votes website. Then, follow the instructions.

CLICK HERE

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LOCAL ELECTION RACES / PROPOSITIONS

Spring elections for Irving City Council and School Board(s) will posted as available in 2017.

IRVING CITY COUNCIL

IRVING SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

Carrollton-Farmers Branch - method of Board member selection

If the voting system used to elect School Board Members in 2016 is used in 2017, the following will apply. School Board Members will be elected using a cumulative voting system. In a cumulative voting system, voters can cast as many votes as there are seats up for election, including multiple votes for the same candidate. For example, if four candidates were running for three seats, then each voter would have three votes to cast. The voter could cast all three votes for one candidate, cast two votes for one candidate and the third vote for another candidate, or cast all three votes for three different candidates. The cumulative voting system is very flexible. You can use your votes in any combination of three or fewer candidates. The three candidates with the most votes win the election.

COPPELL SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES

Coppell School Board - Method of board member selection If the election selection remains the same in 2017 as in 2016, the following: The Coppell ISD Board of Trustees is composed of seven members who are elected by district to three-year terms in specifically numbered seats. Candidates file to run for a specific seat, but all voters in the school district are eligible to vote for every seat up for election. Places scheduled for the general election in May of 2017 will be posted as available.

DALLAS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

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The Irving LWV will host a Candidates Forum for the City Council and School Board Trustee elections. The Forum will be held at Irving CITY HALL, April (TBD), 2017.

If the format for the 2017 forum remains the same as used in 2016, then all questions will come directly from the audience. The League looks forward to your attendance and questions at the Forum.

CANDIDATES FORUM

CANDIDATES FORUM - IRVING CITY HALL, TBD PM

Irving City Council, IISD School Board, and Carrolton-Farmers Branch School Board candidates will be invited to participate in the forum.

Link to forum flyer will be posted when available.

Forum will be carried LIVE on ICTN

AT&T U-verse Channel 99 (click 'Irving Community Television Network')
TimeWarner - Channel 95
Verizon - Channel 31

Forum will be available following the forum at ICTN 'on demand'.

NATIONAL / STATE / COUNTY ELECTION CANDIDATES

Information will be posted as available.

VALIDATE REGISTRATION, DISTRICT, PRECINCT, POLL LOCATION

Confirm your REGISTRATION, PRECINCT, DISTRICT(S), POLL LOCATION:

CLICK Dallas County Election Information

VOTERS GUIDE

LWV printed Voters Guide will not be provided for the November 2016 election. Voter information will be provided in the VOTE411 web application as appropriate.

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