Dallas County Sees Nearly 43,000 Votes Cast Early for May 4 Election

Early-voting turnout in Dallas County for the May 4 election is lower than in recent years, despite a $1.25 billion bond program on the ballot.

Despite the presence of a $1.25 billion bond program on the ballot, early-voting turnout in Dallas County for the May 4 election has been lower than in recent years, with nearly 43,000 votes cast in person and by mail.

With nine days of early voting concluded on Tuesday, approximately 3.2% of Dallas County’s 1.4 million registered voters have participated thus far, according to county data. Among the key initiatives on the ballot, voters are asked to elect members of the Dallas Central Appraisal District Board and approve $1.25 billion in bond money for infrastructure upgrades.

Compared to previous May elections, early-voting turnout this year has seen a decline. Last year, during a cycle predominantly boosted by Dallas City Council races, 5.3% of almost 1.3 million county voters cast early ballots. In May 2022, early voter turnout was 3.9%, while in May 2023, it reached nearly 8.9%.

The most popular early voting locations included Irving City Hall, the Duncanville Library, and Fretz Park Library in Dallas. Alongside the bond propositions, voters in Dallas are also deciding outcomes for two Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees races.

Polls will reopen at 7 a.m. Saturday across more than 400 locations throughout Dallas County and will close at 7 p.m. Registered voters can cast their ballots at any voting center in the county. Stay tuned for further updates on voter participation and election results.

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