Farmers Branch-The City of Farmers Branch is governed by a Mayor and City Council. Offices are elected for a three year term in elections held under Texas law on the first Saturday in May. Early voting is convenient and available to all people during the two weeks preceeding elections. The Council Members are elected from districts, effective in 2013. See map. The Mayor and one council position are elected on a three year cycle (latest in 2017). Two council positions are elected in each of the other two years of a three year cycle. The City is administered by a Manager who is accountable to Council for implementation of Council policies.
Dallas County Elections-Dallas County, Elections department maintains the eligible voter list and conducts all elections in accordance with state law. To register to vote, complete and sign this form; mail it to the address on the form at least 30 days in advance of when you first want to vote. You can also vote by mail if you are over 65, disabled, incarcerated, or out of town on election day. To do so you must request a "ballot by mail" no more than 60 days, but not later than nine days, prior to the election. Branch Forum urges you to vote.
Identification to vote-It is always helpful to have your voter registration card in hand when you vote. And you will need a photo ID. For many people, their driver license or passport is the perfect ID. If not, click here for alternatives.
Moved? You can still vote in the election where your live if you have moved within Dallas County. But you must first update your address. This can be done online. Click here to do so. Then go to vote with your old voter registration card. It might be helpful to take a utility bill or something showing your new address. You will be asked to verify you've updated your address.
If you've moved from another county or state, you'll need to re-register (see above).
How to vote in the May 4, 2019 Election:
Early Voting-You may vote early beginning April 22 and April 30. Early voting is at Farmers Branch City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Parkway or at any other Dallas County Election early voting site.
Election Day Voting-The polls are open from 7 AM to 7 PM. Precincts 2300, 2301, 2303, 2311, and 2312 vote at the FB Rec Center 14050 Heartside Place. All other precincts vote at City Hall, 13000 William Dodson Parkway.