Primary season is in full swing, and today is the last day to register to vote in the March 5 elections.
Your ballot may include U.S. Senate and House candidates, state Senate and House candidates, and presidential candidates. You can see a rundown of some of those seats here.
Texas Secretary of State Jane Nelson’s office says everyone should check to make sure their registration is current. If you’ve moved, you’ll need to update your registration. You can check at the state’s My Voter Portal. If you’ve moved within the same county, you can update your registration on the website.
If you have a child who will turn 18 by March 5, they can also register now. The Dallas County Elections Department will have drive-through registration today at 1520 Round Table Dr. from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
But that’s not the only electoral deadline coming up. The deadline to file for the May 4 municipal elections is February 16. In Dallas, council seats were decided in the last municipal election, but Dallas ISD has three seats up: District 1 (currently held by Edwin Flores), which includes Northwest Dallas and up through Addison and Farmers Branch; Northeast Dallas’ District 3 (Dan Micciche), and District 9, which provides for South Dallas, parts of Downtown Dallas, and Pleasant Grove (currently held by board president Justin Henry).
As of today, attorney Lance Currie, software engineer Christopher Roberts, and non-profit field director (and former Dallas Department of Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization assistant director) Maureen Milligan have filed for District 1. Micciche is the sole filer in District 3, and teacher Da’On Boulanger-Chatman (who ran for Dallas City Council District 13 in 2021) and insurance broker Edward Turner (who ran for the seat in 2018) have filed for District 9.
It is also likely that a $1.25 billion bond election will happen on May 4. The Dallas City Council has until February 14 to vote on that measure’s language and place it on the ballot.